Posted: 11 February, 2015 by Web Guy Josh

REVEALED: The Greatest Love Letter Of All Time

Tags: Scoopla, Life, Love Letter, Valentine's Day, Love

What better way to show your partner how much you love them this Valentine’s Day than with a beautiful love letter… inspiration doesn’t get much better than this!


A new poll has revealed the ten greatest love letters of all time and it was Johnny Cash’s heartfelt words to his beloved wife June Carter that came out on top.

The country music legend’s simple but touching birthday message to the “greatest woman I ever met” beat out notes by other greats Jimi HendrixBeethoven and Winston Churchill.

The romantic letter, written for June's 65th birthday in 1994, reads:

We got old and got used to each other. We think alike. We read each others [sic] minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes we take each other for granted.

But once in a while, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You're the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.


Here’s the full list:

1. Johnny Cash wishes wife June Carter Cash a happy 65th birthday (1994)
2. Winston Churchill tells wife Clementine Churchill of his undying love (1935)
3. John Keats tells next door neighbour Fanny Brawne he can not live without her (1819)
4. Ernest Hemingway professes his love to Marlene Dietrich (1951)
5. Napoleon Bonaparte sends his love to Josephine de Beauharnais (1796)
6. Richard Burton tells Elizabeth Taylor of her beauty (1964)
7. King Henry VIII expresses his love for Anne Boleyn (1527)
8. Beethoven pens his love for his 'Immortal Beloved' whose true identity remains a mystery (1812)
9. Gerald Ford reminds wife Betty Ford of his and their family's love for her shortly after she was diagnosed with breast cancer (1974)
10. Jimi Hendrix tells his 'little girl' to spread her wings (date unknown)

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