Woman Finally Reads The Letter That Changed Her Life 70 Years Ago
Ninety-two-year-old Loloma Weir from Buderim, a town on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, had never seen the letter her late husband wrote to her parents, requesting her hand in marriage. When it was recently found between the pages of a bible in a used bookstore, the life-changing note made its way to her 70 years later.
"I sincerely hope that this request is the first and last of its kind to be put before you," wrote Stuart Weir in the opening line. The letter, addressed to "The Reverend and Mrs. Green," dates back to 1943, a year before the couple tied the knot.
Loloma's future husband expressed in the letter that his military career taught him "never to make major decisions without making an appreciation," and that neither he nor Loloma could move forward with their marriage if her parents did not first approve. After pining over her for months, Stuart knew it was time to ask.
"Your youngest daughter, Loloma, has captivated my heart to such an extent that I have no alternative but to request her hand in matrimony."
The customer who found the handwritten note tracked down the author through the Buderim Foundation, of which Stuart had been a member. Simon Whittle, the foundation's president, traced Stuart back to Loloma and the Weir family to return the treasure.
It is unclear how the letter came to be in the bible, but Loloma says she would have been surprised no matter where it was found. Reunited with it, she remembers her husband fondly, saying, "I was terribly excited that he had proposed that way: through my parents." The widow explained that she is still very proud of her husband's accomplishments while he was alive, including his recognition as "the only officer to have commanded troops in combat in four wars."
You can see the full note below:
9 June 1943
Reverend and Mrs Green,
I sincerely hope that this request is the first and last of its kind to be put before you.
Your youngest daughter, Loloma, has captivated my heart to such an extent that I have no alternative but to request her hand in matrimony.
My army career has taught me never to make major decisions without making an appreciation.
The pros and cons in this instance have received my earnest attention for many months now.
It is not as if I don't know the Green family but that no plans can be made by either party concerned until your approval is given.
Both Loloma and myself desire that the marriage take place during my next appearance in Melbourne.
I shall be anxiously awaiting your reply.
Video: Man’s About To Return Shelter Dog When He Finds A Letter From The Previous Owner
Will a High Dose of Aspirin Relieve Your Migraine
Scientists Explore Role of Love Hormone in Boosting Social Ties
Good First-Time Sex May Set Stage for Future Enjoyment
How to Apologize for Being Late to Work
How Do You Get Tested for Hepatitis C
Elderly Runners Crushing the 100-Meter Dash Will Make Your Day
6 Things You Need To Know About Parkinsons Disease
7 Simple Tips to Staying Healthy on Vacation
How to build bigger biceps
Best Redwood 24 in. Wood Window Planter Box
Yes, Oil Is Showing Up in All Your Makeup—Why You Should EmbraceIt
How to Reach Relevant Bloggers Using a Blogs Release and Distribution Platform