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Love Story

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Mar 11, 2005

Thanks to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council for calling attention to the end of a remarkable story.

Amelia Limpert died in Missouri this week, at the age of 101, still mourning George, her husband of 81 years-- I said 81 years!!-- who passed away last year at the age of 102.

I don't know much about George and Amelia Limpert-- you can learn a bit here-- but when they reached the pearly gates, if they were asked whether they had obeyed God's commandment to "Go forth and multiply," they could point to:

  • 9 children
  • 40 grandchildren
  • 117 great-grandchildren
  • 43 great-great grandchildren
  • 13 great-great-great granchildren
  • ... and still counting...

Not bad; not bad at all.

May they rest in peace.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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