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  • When you walk through a cemetery, notice the double plots intended, or fulfilled, by couples. Notice the dates of death. So often, if the husband dies first, his wife, if she's even there yet, lives for many more years. But when she passes first, his time is usually not long. Most married men who read this, or notice it, or think about it, know it's true and terrifying...
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