Editor:

Our presidents wrote about love.

George Washington wrote Martha: “I retain an unalterable affection for you which neither time or distance can change.”

John Adams: “Miss Adorable, by the same Token, that the Bearer hereof sat up with you last night, I hereby order you to give him, as many Kisses, and as many Hours of your Company...as he shall please ...Charge them to my account.”

Thomas Jefferson: “If your letters are as long as the Bible, they will appear short to me. Only let them be brimful of affection...”

Andrew Jackson: “It is now one o'clock in the morning the candle nearly out...May the angelic hosts that rewards and protects virtue and innocence...be with you until I return. Is the sincere supplications of your affectionate Husband.”

Abraham Lincoln: “My wife is as when she was a girl and I...fell in love with her...I have never fallen out.”

Andrew Johnson: At the age of 18, he married 16-year-old Eliza McCardle, the daughter of a local shoemaker, and the youngest to be married to a president. She taught Johnson, who never attended school, to read.

Theodore Roosevelt: “Sweetest Little Wife, I think of my little laughing, teazing beauty...and I could almost cry I love you so...”

Woodrow Wilson to his wife: “You are more wonderful and lovely in my eyes than you ever were before...”

Harry Truman to his wife: “I suppose I am too crazy about you anyway. Every time I see you, I get more so if it is possible.”

Dwight Eisenhower: LOVE: “There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.”

Lyndon Johnson: “This morning I'm ambitious, proud, energetic and very madly in love with you..”

Ronald Reagan to Nancy: “I more than love you. I'm not whole without you...”

George H.W. Bush: “Will you marry me? Oops, I forgot you did that 49 years ago today....I'm even happier today.”

George W. Bush: After a three month courtship, he proposed to Laura. He credits his wife for bringing his life into order.

DORIS SOULE, Wheatland

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