A North Carolina man wrote a letter that was published by the Charlotte Observer on his wedding anniversary. Bob Phillips admitted that for the 61 years he had been with his wife Gail, he had been looking at other women.
“I look at newspaper pictures of new brides every Sunday,” Bob read from the first line of his letter to the newspaper. “I’m searching… I want to see if there is now or ever will be a bride as lovely as you are. Been doing that since June 27, 1953.”
It’s easy to see that this couple is still head over heels in love, even after decades together.
“My years with her have been for better or for worse,” Bob told WBTV. “But worse with her is better than better with anybody else.”
Gail says sometimes she doesn’t feel like she deserves it.
“Sometimes it’s overwhelming because I don’t feel like I come up to the mark sometimes.” Bob assures her, “Way over. Way over the mark.”
As for the brides he’s looked at for the past 61 years, not one has been as lovely as his.
“I found two that came close,” Bob said, referring to their two daughters.
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