On their 61st anniversary, he shared those feelings in the
Charlotte Observer as a confession:
I look at newspaper pictures of new brides every Sunday.
I'm searching. I want to see if there is now or ever will be
another bride as lovely as you...actually I already know the
answer. There is not - and never will be to me - your equal
in loveliness. On our wedding day you were the most
beautiful thing I've ever seen. The delightful truth is that
you still are. Happy anniversary, sweetheart. You've made
me and you keep me the happiest and most grateful
husband any bride could ever know. I'd gladly welcome
another 61 years of marriage with you. Beyond that I pray
we will spend eternity together.
All my love, Bob"