At 21 years old, Dick Hauck knew he had found the love of his life, and he was eager to let his girlfriend know it.
Hauck, who was serving in the Army at the time, wrote Arlene a detailed love note that revealed he had purchased an engagement ring, KARE 11 reports. Arlene never received the message, but that didn't stop the couple from tying the knot when Hauck returned home.
In March, nearly 60 years later, the letter finally made it into the hands of its intended recipient, thanks to a pair of workers remodeling Arlene's childhood home who found the unopened letter behind some linoleum, KARE 11 reports.
And when Dick read through his own words, he couldn't help but tear up a bit.
The Hauck's love story is reminiscent of New Jersey couple, who, after 71 years of marriage, still remain head over heels for one another.
Grayce and Clarence Dwyer, both 100-years-old, have sustained a loving relationship through their values and beliefs, ABC's Good Morning America reports.
So, what are the secrets to long-lasting relationships?
Rita Wilson, Huff/Post50's editor-at-large, asked readers for their advice. Tips included having mutual respect, allowing a partner to grow, and not walking away from a situation.
Well, it seems safe to say these couples have mastered the art of love. But what are your secrets? Share your advice in the comments section below.
For more on Dick and Arlene's story, visit KARE11.com for the full report.
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