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Loved-Up Husband Sends Same Valentine's Day Card To Wife For 40 Years

Loved-Up Husband Sends Same Valentine's Day Card To Wife For 40 Years

A loved-up husband is celebrating Valentine's Day with his beloved wife by sending the same card he's sent her for the last 40 years.

Ken Myers began the tradition back in 1979, six years after marrying his wife Valerie, in his own unique way of confessing his love.

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The 78-year-old novelist writes a new message inside the card every year - which is now full of little love notes from the past four decades.

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Not only that, Ken even made the card himself, as he used to work as a card designer in Leeds in the 1970s.

He said: "I worked in the industry for around ten years and designed hundreds of cards, for big companies like Hallmark.

"I sent the card to Valerie in 1979, and then again in 1980. After that, I just carried on because it was a novelty.

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"I like to think I'm a romantic husband. I am a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, so I'm a qualified romantic.

"I think Valerie would be disappointed if I came back one year with a different card. It's become a family heirloom."

Ken, who writes under the name Ken McCoy, has had 27 romantic and crime novels published, all set in Leeds in the 1940s and 50s. He is also a popular after-dinner speaker.

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His card, which reads 'Happy Valentine's Day to my Wife', shows a boy offering his beloved a heart tied to a catapult.

But despite his romantic tendencies, he and Valerie - who share five children, 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren - are celebrating St Valentine's Day in a low key style by having a meal and exchanging cards.

Ken said: "My old card is brimming with messages but there's room for many more. It's got plenty of years left in it yet."

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Valerie, 69, added: "I do love the card and it's become really special to me over the years. It's in very good condition.

"I always make sure it's in a safe place. One year, I put it in such a safe place that I couldn't find for a while afterwards.

"Ken is a very romantic husband. After 45 years of marriage, those little touches definitely help to keep the magic alive.

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"I think the secret to a long and happy marriage is to be friends. When the first flushes of love disappear you have to like each other a lot. We make each other laugh.

"My health has deteriorated in the past couple of years and Ken has been a tower of strength.

"He is absolutely brilliant, he does everything, cooks and cleans, and he never grumbles. I really struck gold when I met Ken."

If that's not couples goals then we don't know what is.

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Topics: Life News, Real, Sex & Relationships

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at Tyla. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on [email protected]

 

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