|Huntington's Disease, image of Marjorie Guthrie's lecture by Joseph Martin|
I remember seein' them when they was very young. They walked the streets of Cloutierville and everywhere they lived, and everybody smiled cause they both so happy then. And here they is still dancin' in their house that Gordon made, with the lamp shinin' through that open window and the lovin' Granny sees.
So many fellers seem to want that pretty woman they married always stayin' just that way. And if their wife don't stay good-lookin', they go find someone else. I sees folks like this all the time, at the grocery store, on the street, at church, not holdin' hands nor nothin'. That ain't love, and it sure ain't Gordon's way, cause he still loves his Belle no matter how she's changed.
What I see through those curtains is somethin' special as can be, that I just have to tell you folks. For love it cuts through sadness and is stronger than most anything, when a man loves like my Gordon does when his honey's mind is almost gone and her body near gone too.
I watch that dancin', and I think The Man Upstairs is watchin' and smilin' just like me right now at Gordon and his Belle and maybe He has tears as well, thinkin' how the world He made is beautiful for sure when there's a man who loves his wife the way it ought to be.