James and Colleen Pinegar of Orem, Utah have been married for 66 years. They love each other dearly. This past February, when Mr. Pinegar was in the hospital with a blood infection, he wanted to express how much he loved his wife. So he sang their theme song, "You are My Sunshine." Daughter Laura Whitaker writes:
“I was visiting my dad in the hospital, and my son and his wife were there, and he wanted to film his grandpa, who he is very close to,’’ Whitaker told TODAY.com in an email. “My dad is very sentimental and having gotten this blood infection felt his life was short, and that song is their theme song. I had my son put it on (YouTube) so family and friends could see his great love for my mom.”
The good news is that James Pinegar has regained his health after three months of recovery during which Colleen was by his side every day. He initially was hospitalized when he fell on the ice while helping a 90-year-old neighbor who had also slipped and fallen. After undergoing hip replacement surgery, Pinegar developed a blood infection while in the hospital.
“He and my mom are getting along pretty well,’’ Whitaker told TODAY.com. “He has been humbled by how much people have liked the video.”
There's nothing quite like seeing elderly people in love.