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A 1950s love story in letters: Part III

December 26, 2014 Stories Behind the Cards

This is the third in a three-part series of a real-life 1950s love story in letters.

In Part I, home economics student Anne met cowboy Milo on a ranch thousands of miles from home.

In Part II, she responded to his proposal and the two kept up with their correspondence leading up to plans to visit at Christmas.

And Part III? What happened after Christmas?

Marriage certificate

Wedding picture

Laying in grass

They got married and lived happily ever after. They became the grandparents to my friend Melody, who so graciously allowed me to share Anne and Milo’s story with you.

Anne and Milo passed away before Melody was born, so imagine how important these letters are to her. To her family, and their history.

Their letters are real and tangible. Anne and Milo had to make time for each other. Their letters are in their own handwriting, on pieces of paper they touched. And those will be around for a long time as Melody’s family so lovingly preserves them.

Isn’t it amazing how doing something as simple as putting a pen to paper can bring two people together? Take the time for it. And it doesn’t have to be the love of your life. It can just be a friend, or a simple thank-you note. I can guarantee you neither of you will ever regret it.