A Letter From Fred – A short documentary telling a poignant story of life, love and music.

A 96 year old man writes a song for his deceased wife of 75 years and enters it into a contest…

Jacob Colgan: “Earlier this summer Green Shoe launched its Singer-Songwriter Contest. It’s a contest where someone can upload their video on to YouTube and send us the link.

We felt it would be a good way that we could tie into the local community and really get a feel for the music that’s going on around here.

But we didn’t quite expect an entry like Fred’s.

What made Fred’s entry so special to us was – well it’s an on-line singer-songwriter contest where people are supposed to upload their videos, but instead of a video we received a very large manilla envelope entitled “Green Shoe Studio – Singer-Songwriter contest”

It was a letter from a 96 year old man who said “I’ve written a song for my wife…”

Fred and Lorraine met in 1938 and were together for 75 years.

Oh Sweet Lorraine
I wish we could do
The Good Times
All over again
Oh Sweet Lorraine
Life only goes around once
But never again

Buy “Oh Sweet Lorraine” on iTunes  Google play



Another moving story: The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget


taxi4j“Great moments often catch us unawares….”

I looked in the rearview mirror. Her eyes were glistening.

“I don’t have any family left,” she continued. “The doctor says I don’t have very long….”

I quietly reached over and shut off the meter. “What route would you like me to go?” I asked…

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