What Grampa wrote
Sunday February 10th 2013, 11:50 pm
Filed under: Family

My cousin, it turns out, has a binder with all my grandparents’ love letters to each other while they were engaged and were in different states for part of that. I had no idea.

“Frances Marion, dear,

….I am just begninng to realize how completely the thoughts of you filled up my life. I wonder that I got anything else done. I watch every corner with a half conscious hope that you will come around it. As I sit alone at lunch or dinner, I look up suddenly once in a while to catch your eye–not there. I am most happy to know that I can go peacefully on now , secure in the knowledge of your love and faith in me. It stands about me like a guard, and an inspiration. May God always keep it so.”

Signed and dated June 22, 1922.

And as another cousin chimed in, “m’dear” was Grampa’s word.

And world. They were married 72 years.

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Comment by Kelli King 02.11.13 @ 12:44 am

I have letters from my grandpa to my grandma while he was working away from home as a foreman on a bridge building crew on the railroad. It is odd for me to think of him writing to her–I think of him sitting quietiy in his chair, smoking a pipe and reading.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 02.11.13 @ 9:06 am

72 years! Wow!

Comment by Don Meyer 02.11.13 @ 9:53 am

Beautiful. What a perfect pre-valentine’s day post!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 02.11.13 @ 10:49 am

Hmmm…maybe I WILL keep those notes that E and I passed to one another in high school… Thanks for sharing, Alison. Living in a world such as this, it is so good to read about the success stories. 🙂

Comment by Pam 02.11.13 @ 12:52 pm

So beautiful.

Comment by twinsetellen 02.11.13 @ 8:37 pm

Be still my heart. Beautiful. Thank you – and your cousin – for sharing.

Comment by Channon 02.12.13 @ 11:36 am

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