Do you think you know what true love looks like?
PAH. I spit on your vision of true love.
Now, Wanda and Joe Johnson? They know true love.
They've been together for 65 years, and have been married for 63 of them.
Their granddaughter, Shalyn Nelson, is a talented photographer. So, she recently asked them to write and read aloud love letters to one another as part of a project called "Love, The Nelsons."
These pictures will melt your heart:
And the letters they wrote to each other are something else.
Wanda's was pages long, so we'll give you Joe's. All aboard the Feels Express:
It's been a long time since I have written you a letter. I think it was when I was working in Canada, that I wrote you last. Anyway, I still love you just as much, probably more. The years have gone by fast. One morning you just wake up and you are OLD. Anyway, I wouldn't trade them for all the gold in Alaska. We had three great kids and lots of fun raising them. Most of the time. We carried them to movies, playgrounds, swimming, ballgames, parties, etc. I wish that we could bring back some of those days. Now they have kids of their own which we have watched them grow, and some now with kids of their own. We must be real old. The days we had at the Freez-It at Fairfield and The Dixie Queen at Jewett and built the Rocket Drive-In with a 30' rocket ship on the roof, those were the very hard years with lots of hard work and no vacations. I still worked my engineering job in Houston thru the week, and weekends at the drive-in businesses. Later, we got smart and got out of the drive in business. Later I retired, and we moved back to Jewett. We got into the ranching business. We made a lake and called it Hidden Lake Ranch. Found out that was a lot of hard work too. Now that we are in our Golden years, I think that we have turned to rust with all the Dr.'s we see. Anyway, I will close this letter to you saying I love you as much today as the day I married you. And just think, the license only cost $2.00. The best bargain I ever made. With all my love for you, Joe.