Brace yourself for a sweet love story.
Joe saw Wanda walking down the street. He pulled his car over and asked her out. They were engaged on December 29th, 1950, and married two years later.
Granddaughter Shalyn Nelson is a photographer and decided to create this photo shoot to commemorate their long-lived union. The backstory on this photo shoot is definitely worth a read, as Nelson goes into the role her grandparents played in her life in the absence of her father.
She has created a project called Love, The Nelsons, to chronicle old relationships.
They were asked to write, and then read aloud, love letters to each other. Joe’s read:
“Dearest Wanda, it’s been a long time since I have written you a letter. I think it was when I was working in Canada, that I wrote you last. Anyway, I still love you just as much, probably more. I love you as much today as the day I married you. And just think, the license only cost $2. The best bargain I ever made.”