A Middle School Love Letter Proves Some Loves Never Die

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.”



About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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2 Responses to A Middle School Love Letter Proves Some Loves Never Die

  1. Joan Callaghan says:

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    • russtowne says:

      Hi, Joan. It is wonderful to hear from you. It is always a pleasure to recommend you. Thank you for making the extra effort to track me down in this way. I hope that all is well with you. The best email address for me at the moment is russtowne@yahoo.com. I will eventually have one reflecting my investment firm’s name when I get around to setting time aside to create one. At this point, due to the amount of new money that has come in during the last two months and the amount that is expected over the next 3 months just from existing Clients, my firm’s assets under management are expected to double in that timeframe. Crazy growth, but I’m loving every minute of it. My phone # is 408-364-6987.

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