Take notes, because this is how romance is done.
After 61 years of marriage, Bob Phillips admitted to his wife Gail that he’d been looking at other women the entire time they’d been married. But Bob wasn’t ogling them or admiring their beauty. He was looking in every Sunday paper to try and find a bride who could even come close to being as “lovely” as his own bride, many years ago. He always came up empty-handed.
For their anniversary this year, Bob decided to write his wife a love letter and publish it in the local newspaper, the Charlotte Observer. He wrote:
I look at newspaper pictures of new brides every Sunday. I’m searching. I want to see if there is now or ever will be another bride as lovely as you. Been doing that since June 27, 1953.
Actually, I already know the answer. There is not — and never will be to me – your equal in loveliness. On our wedding day you were the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. The delightful truth is that you still are.
Happy anniversary, sweetheart. You’ve made me and you keep me the happiest and most grateful husband any bride could ever know. I’d gladly welcome another 61 years of marriage with you. Beyond that I pray we will spend eternity together.
All my love, Bob
Naturally, Bob’s letter caught the attention of every other woman on the planet who’s seen “The Notebook” and longs to be loved even half as much as Bob loves Gail, because whyyyyyy can’t all men be like Bob? WBTV in Charlotte picked up the story and interviewed the sweet couple about their love over the years, when Bob proclaimed, “My years with her have been for better or worse. But worse with her is better than better with anyone else.” DYING.