Storytellers: Jacob Colgan and Oceanna Colgan: Letter from Fred

Jacob Colgan, Green Shoe Studio
Jacob Colgan, Green Shoe Studio

Every once in a while you come across a story that brims with grace, true love, and proof that there is much good in the world.

So it is that I am sharing the story about a very talented creative team led by music producer Jacob Colgan, the owner of Green Shoe Studio in Peoria, Illinois.  He held a contest to find a great new song. The rules asked singer songwriters to put a video up on Youtube of a performance and to send the link to Green Shoe Studio.  Along with the many email entries came one thick manila envelope in the mail.  No video, no youtube link, no email address.  But in the package was the story of a love of 75 years.  It was a letter from 96-year-old Fred Stobaugh paying tribute to his Sweet Lorraine.  Here’s the story, beautifully produced by Oceanna Colgan.

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A Letter From Fred from Green Shoe Studio on Vimeo.

You can find “Oh Sweet Lorraine” on Itunes featuring Jacob Colgan and Fred Stobaugh.

By the way….Oceanna has a fantastic collection of images on Pinterest. Click on the image below to link to her boards.

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