George and Barbara Bush are both 90 years old (they've been married for a whopping 70 years!), but it's clear the flame is still as hot as ever. And it's always been that way: George's love letter to Barbara from the '40s (1943, to be exact) has just surfaced, and we're swooning hardcore. Hardcore, guys.
At this time, George was training to be a pilot in WWII, so he wrote his fiancée (then Barbara Pierce) a letter detailing his love for her. She was a student at the Phillips Academy. Their engagement had just become public, which makes this even more adorable. Some sweet snippets:
The romantic opening paragraphs:
This should be a fairly easy letter to write — words should come easily and in short it should be simple for me to tell you how desperately happy I was to open the paper and see the announcement of our engagement, but somehow I can't possibly say all in a letter I should like to.
I love you, precious; with all my heart and to know that you love me means my life. How often I have thought about the immeasurable joy that will be ours some day. How lucky our children will be to have a mother like you —
How Barbara completes him (and the darling nickname he uses):
Bar, you have made my life full of everything I could ever dream of — my complete happiness should be to hear of my love for you.
His final goodnight:
Goodnight, my beautiful. Every time I say beautiful you about kill me but you will have to accept it —
He signs the letter "Poppy." Awww.