I feel like singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic and Singin’ in the Rain and every high school Fight Song EVER.

DearestJeanetteILoveYou

Two lovely, gorgeous, amazing, wonderful, delightful and NOT AT ALL SURPRISING bits from a handwritten letter from Nelson Eddy (whose distinctive handwriting is unmistakable) to Jeanette, Christmas, 1935. What we’ve been able to learn is he’s thanking her for Christmas—not for a present—but for the sharing of the holiday. “And yes, he tells her he loves her!”

If you’re excited right now, raise your glass.

If you still don’t think this is real, raise your eyelids.

He closes, thus:

Gratefullyandfondly

PLEASE NOTE THAT THAT IS YOUR.

NOT YOURS.

YOUR NELSON.

THERE ARE FOUR LETTERS THERE. Y O U R.

HER NELSON.

Air. I need air. I need air to breathe.

Nearly adequate expression of my feelings, below:

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5 thoughts on “I feel like singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic and Singin’ in the Rain and every high school Fight Song EVER.

  1. Same sentiments here Katie! Incontrovertible expression of emotions coming from The Man himself! Thank you for your blog! Awesome! Keep up the excellent work!

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