The Amazing Love Letter My Grandfather Wrote In My Grandmother’s High School Yearbook

Spoiler: 64 years later, they’re still together and pretty happy about it.

1. These are my grandparents, John and Marie McCrory.

Courtesy of Marie and John McCrory

2. They started “going steady” (as they say) when they were 16 years old.

Courtesy of Marie and John McCrory

Here they are at the prom with friends.

3. After they dated for five months, John wrote this letter in Marie’s high school yearbook:

Marie McCrory

Marie McCrory

 

4. Here are his words, alongside their wedding photos:

5. “Marie, Please don’t think I’m conceited because I picked this page to write on.”

Courtesy of Marie and John McCrory

6. “It’s just that when you read this I want it to mean something special to you.”

Courtesy of Marie and John McCrory

7. “In the years you look back at the Peningian in the future I hope you’re in the best of health, making a lot of money, and most important still with me.”

Courtesy of Marie and John McCrory

8. “We’ve still got a long hard road ahead of us but if we stick together we’ll have a lot of fun and come out on top. (In good shape I hope.)”

Courtesy of Marie and John McCrory

9. “Well it’s been 5 months now and time is still flying by.”

Courtesy of Marie and John McCrory

10. “We’ve gone through a lot but there’s still a long time.”

Courtesy of Marie and John McCrory

11. “I don’t want to get too ‘musha mush’ so all I can say is I wish you the very best of everything as you’re the closest one to my heart.”

Courtesy of Marie and John McCrory

12. “If someday something happens between us and you split up with me, I hope you get someone who is worthy of you.”

Courtesy of Marie and John McCrory

13. “Well I guess I wished you the best already so all I can say is I love you and good luck and God bless you.”

Courtesy of Marie and John McCrory

14. “Sincerely, Johnny ‘Come on 51’”

Courtesy of Marie and John McCrory

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