The Extremely Touching Love Letter One Man Published On His 61st Wedding Anniversary

“On our wedding day you were the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. The delightful truth is that you still are.”

1. Bob and Gail Phillips, longtime North Carolina residents, got married on June 27, 1953.

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2. To celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary, Bob published a love letter to this wife in the Charlotte Observer.

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3. And it’s one of the sweetest declarations of love you’ll ever read.

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4. Here’s the full text of the letter:


Dear Gail,

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

5. “My years with her have been for better or for worse,” Bob told WBTV.

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6. “But worse with her is better than better with anybody else.”

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7. Watch the full video and news segment on Bob and Gail Phillips’ love story.

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