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    I stumbled across Johnny Cash's love letter to wife June Carter, which was named the most romantic love letter of all time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinny-Love View Post
    I stumbled across Johnny Cash's love letter to wife June Carter, which was named the most romantic love letter of all time...

    What a joke. Here is an excerpt from Sullivan Ballou's letter to his wife, written just a week before he was killed in the Civil War:

    Sarah, my love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me to you with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break; and yet my love of Country comes over me like a strong wind and bears me irresistibly on with all these chains to the battlefield.

    The memories of the blissful moments I have spent with you come creeping over me, and I feel most gratified to God and to you that I have enjoyed them so long. And hard it is for me to give them up and burn to ashes the hopes of future years, when God willing, we might still have lived and loved together and seen our sons grow up to honorable manhood around us. I have, I know, but few and small claims upon Divine Providence, but something whispers to me - perhaps it is the wafted prayer of my little Edgar -- that I shall return to my loved ones unharmed. If I do not, my dear Sarah, never forget how much I love you, and when my last breath escapes me on the battlefield, it will whisper your name.

    Forgive my many faults, and the many pains I have caused you. How thoughtless and foolish I have oftentimes been! How gladly would I wash out with my tears every little spot upon your happiness, and struggle with all the misfortune of this world, to shield you and my children from harm. But I cannot. I must watch you from the spirit land and hover near you, while you buffet the storms with your precious little freight, and wait with sad patience till we meet to part no more.

    But, O Sarah! If the dead can come back to this earth and flit unseen around those they loved, I shall always be near you; in the garish day and in the darkest night -- amidst your happiest scenes and gloomiest hours - always, always; and if there be a soft breeze upon your cheek, it shall be my breath; or the cool air fans your throbbing temple, it shall be my spirit passing by.

    Sarah, do not mourn me dead; think I am gone and wait for thee, for we shall meet again.

    As for my little boys, they will grow as I have done, and never know a father's love and care. Little Willie is too young to remember me long, and my blue eyed Edgar will keep my frolics with him among the dimmest memories of his childhood. Sarah, I have unlimited confidence in your maternal care and your development of their characters. Tell my two mothers his and hers I call God's blessing upon them. O Sarah, I wait for you there! Come to me, and lead thither my children.


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    I am capable of doing shockingly stupid things when I'm hungry. Like throwing loads of laundry into the trash.

    Here, have a Snickers.


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    Happy Valentine's Day, All!
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    As my mom would say, Happy Half-off Chocolate Eve, everybody!
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    I'm afraid I am quite a hot mess at times.

    I'm sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinny-Love View Post
    I stumbled across Johnny Cash's love letter to wife June Carter, which was named the most romantic love letter of all time...

    Was it not simply among the most romantic? I didnt think it was THE most romantic but that is interesting to hear.

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    I wasnt sure films dealt with themes of resisting temptation anymore, then I watched Dracula Untold, an antidote to the Twilight nonsense.

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    hey, i liked twilight!
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    Slovenian movies are morbid. The most common topics are suicide and alcoholism.

    Of course, that's not surprising.

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