Twenty-two years ago a love-struck 6th-grader penned a plaintive letter to the girl of his dreams.
Here are my favorite parts of the Yahoo News article (in quotes), along with some comments from me:
“Written in all caps at the top was an oh-so-serious “DON’T LET ANYONE SEE THIS,” which was immediately followed by Trevor’s more anxious tone urging Cathy to decide which boy, he or Brad, she was going to choose to date.
“The note reads, “Dear Cathy, I still like you and I still want you to go with me. I know Brad likes you. Please decide who you’re going to go with. Think hard and let me know your decision. I’ll be standing at the end of this hall and the beginning of the other hall. Meet me there as soon as school’s out and you can tell me. Sincerely, Trevor.”
They went out for a couple of weeks and then she broke his heart by dumping him for another guy.
They recently got married, and the letter was on display at the wedding. (You didn’t think that I’d create a post with an unhappy ending did you? ;-D! )
“I started playing roller derby, and at one of our practices he showed up and surprised me. He had gotten all my teammates involved. We were stretching, and all the lights went out and our song came on,” said Cathy. “He came out in a white tux with tails and the brown rental skates. They had me stand in the middle while my teammates were skating around the outside with glow sticks. He got down on a knee and had the new ring. It was really a special moment. I’ll never forget that night.”