How about that three cent stamp! This was the letter Sammy wrote my parents in 1953.
Letterhead was Southwestern Bible College in Oklahoma City. Dated April 10, 1953:
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers,
Oneta and I are settling down once again to school routine, and everything here at the City is just fine.
I enjoyed the short stay and sweet fellowship at your home Easter.
You have a beautiful daughter, Mr. Rodgers. She is the sweetest girl in the world. I don’t see how I have lived this far without her and I love her with all my heart, to the extent that I have asked her to marry me. She has said Yes, but I would like to have your consent also. Of course it will be some time yet before we are able to get married as I have certain obligations to fulfill and straighten out first. I promise you I will always look after Oneta and make her happy and love her as Christ loved the church. Pray for me and write soon.
Yours truly, Samuel Hayes
Married July 5, 1953.