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No, No, They Can’t Take That Away From Me

September 30, 2013

elderly-couple-kissingIn church yesterday, the minister related a touching story. When he and his brother would visit their grandmother at a nursing home, his brother, who was an accomplished pianist, would play old Gershwin tunes, which the residents greatly enjoyed.

One day, his brother was playing “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” which was introduced in the 1937 Fred Astaire film, Shall We Dance. As his brother played, the minister noticed that an elderly couple had lit up at the first few notes. It clearly was a special song to them. The woman wasn’t a resident there but would come visit her husband all day every day. He had been incapacitated by (more…)