I live or die thy Valentine

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Private Joseph Forrest sent his future wife this Valentine while serving with the 8th​ Illinois Infantry.
Enlisting in July 1861, they were married on August 9, 1863, and lived a long life together.

Source and more cards Joseph sent during the war
 

JPK Huson 1863

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"To thee a yearning kiss of mine" ... we seem to have lost sight of some of the most descriptive words in the English language.

Beautiful.


Right? With the exception of some of those exhausting to read speeches by politicians ( I don't care which side, those things can shut down your entire nervous system ), it seems to me we glued words together much better 150 years ago AND used a TON more of them.
 

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