Letter To The Editor: A Story Of True Love

Dear Editor:
As we all know another Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. This is the time of year we try and let our sweetheart know what they mean to us, by giving them flowers, cards, balloons, candy and etc. I would like to share a true love story with you.
Last Monday, January 31, my uncle and Joe, age 90, and Aunt Annie Low, age 85, lost their lives in a tragic house fire in Centenary, SC. She had fallen asleep on the sofa in the den where there was a woodburning stove. Firefighters said he was probably awakened by the smoke and left his bedroom to retrieve his beloved.
That is where he was found in the ashes next to her trying to rescue his love. Autopsy reports say they had already succumbed to the smoke before they were burned. To his friends and family, he is a true hero. He could have taken three steps from his bedroom and been outside and safe, yet he chose to try and rescue his beloved who had probably already succumbed to the smoke.
Uncle Joe had often remarked that he married Aunt Low not only to love her, but to care for her. John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. He was still caring for her until the end.
Jackie Sanderson
Dillon, SC

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