Friday, April 9

the sweetest thing …

May to July 2009 077I just came across the sweetest letter, on Letters of Note, that Ronald Reagan wrote to his wife on their 20th Anniversary, when he was Governor of California.  Doesn’t matter what your politics are, it will leave you smiling, I’m sure …

“My Darling Wife
This note is to warn you of a diabolical plot entered into by some of our so called friends - (ha!) calendar makers and even our own children. These and others would have you believe we've been married 20 years.
20 minutes maybe - but never 20 years. In the first place it is a known fact that a human cannot sustain the high level of happiness I feel for more than a few minutes - and my happiness keeps increasing.
I will confess to one puzzlement but I'm sure it is just some trick perpetrated by our friends - (Ha again!) I can't remember ever being without you and I know I was born more than 20 mins ago.
Oh well - that isn't important. The important thing is I don't want to be without for the next 20 years, or 40, or however many there are. I've gotten very used to being happy and I love you very much indeed.
Your Husband of 20 something or other.”

One word … Awww ….




  1. You are right.....this is a Awww letter. It's no secret why some people keep the romance is it? They work at it. Have the best weekend. XO

  2. Oh what a sweetie. I love the blue of those muscari and pansies.

  3. Oh, he adored his wife terribly. I think this is so beautiful!
    Thank you for your kind words, I'm hanging in there!

  4. Those two were incredibly romantic!

  5. ~sigh~ Very sweet indeed! And the purple flowers at the beginning of the post are fabulous!!!

    Have a great weekend, Stephanie!

  6. They were a devoted couple. It is a shame there is not more like them. Thanks for visiting today.

  7. Stephanie, WOW. Now that is what I am getting at in my writing post....words reveal so much beauty, and especially when they are ordered well...thank heavens for our language system!!!! Thank you so much for are so kind. And those flowers, are they in your garden?


  8. A big AWWW... so sweet! I loved Ronald and miss those heady days of the 80's. Gorgeous photo Stephanie, the colour is brilliant!


  9. He could sure write, couldn't he? Lovely.