‘How grandma accepted grandad’s proposal’: Light, hilarious 1950 love letter becomes an online favorite

  • A love letter written in 1950 becomes an instant online favorite when it was posted in a Facebook group
  • The letter was a woman’s reply to her man’s marriage proposal
  • After being married for decades, woman joined the Creator in 2011, while her husband is now 92 and has kept the letter all these years

A light, hilarious love letter written more than half a century ago instantly became an online favorite when it was posted in a Facebook group.

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A member of the group Weird Secondhand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared, Bryon Redknap shared a picture of his grandmother’s reply to his grandfather’s wedding proposal in 1950.

“This is how my grandma accepted my grandad’s marriage proposal letter in 1950. I love that it shows that they were fun and young, and not nearly as innocent as we all assume. (They were English, so some of the phrasing seems a bit weird. She was such a stickler for proper grammar that she tracked down the lady announcing flights at an airport once, and corrected her use of the word momentarily),” he captioned the photo he uploaded.

In the letter, his grandmother told her man, “In reply to your letter dated 23 Nov. 1950, I am applying for the situation as wife.” She told him the reasons why she will surely be a “very poor wife”; noting, “All I can offer by way of an excuse is…brother, you’ve asked for it and you sure are going to get it.”

The group members love how the letter sender sounds sweet yet funny at the same time. As of posting, the photo has gotten more than 5,500 shares, over 6,000 comments, and nearly 65,000.

After being married for decades, woman joined the Creator in 2011, while her husband is now 92 and has kept the letter all these years.

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