The story of Cathy Knorr and Trevor Webb’s relationship is so darn cute, we couldn’t help but share it. These lovebirds dated for a couple weeks in middle school when Trevor wrote a love letter to Cathy instructing her to meet him at the end of the hall after school and tell him if she wanted to date him. After meeting him and dating for a couple weeks, she broke up with him to go out with another boy. The ex-couple remained friends over the years, even when they both moved away from their hometown. When they both returned, single, they unexpectedly kissed one night and have been together ever since. Having such a sweet and unique set of circumstances in their relationship, they displayed Trevor’s love letter at the wedding (which Cathy had kept for all those years!). What an awesome story! View the full story and photo slideshow here.

This story inspired us to look back at love letters from famous composers and musicians to their honeys. Here are some excerpts from a few of our favorites…

Ludwig van Beethoven to his “Immortal Beloved”

beethovenwriting“Good morning, on 7 July

Even in bed my ideas yearn towards you, my Immortal Beloved, here and there joyfully, then again sadly, awaiting from Fate, whether it will listen to us. I can only live, either altogether with you or not at all. Yes, I have determined to wander about for so long far away, until I can fly into your arms and call myself quite at home with you, can send my soul enveloped by yours into the realm of spirits — yes, I regret, it must be. You will get over it all the more as you know my faithfulness to you; never another one can own my heart, never — never! O God, why must one go away from what one loves so, and yet my life in W. as it is now is a miserable life. Your love made me the happiest and unhappiest at the same time. At my actual age I should need some continuity, sameness of life — can that exist under our circumstances? Angel, I just hear that the post goes out every day — and must close therefore, so that you get the L. at once. Be calm — love me — today — yesterday.
What longing in tears for you — You — my Life — my All — farewell. Oh, go on loving me — never doubt the faithfullest heart
Of your beloved


Ever thine.
Ever mine.
Ever ours.”


Charlie Parker to his girlfriend Chan Woods

“To you;

The way I thought was wrong, having not known, it was right. Here is the proof of my feelings, Don’t hate me, love me forever: — — — —
Beautiful is the world, slow is one to take advantage. Wind up the world the other way. And at the start of the turning of the earth, lie my feelings for thou.

To you
Shame on me.
I love you.”


Johnny Cash to June Carter

“Hey June,

That’s really nice June. You’ve got a way with words and a way with me as well.

The fire and excitement may be gone now that we don’t go out there and sing them anymore, but the ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout.

Love John”



Jimi Hendrix to “little girl”

“little girl…..

happiness is within you…so unlock the chains from your heart and let yourself grow —
like the sweet flower you are…
I know the answer —
Just spread your wings and set yourself
Love to you forever
Jimi Hendrix”


Paul McCartney to his wife Nancy, in the form of a song

“My Valentine”

What if it rained, we didn’t care
She said that someday soon
The sun was gonna shine
And she was right, this love of mine
My Valentine

As days and nights, would pass me by
I tell myself that I was waiting for a sign
Then she appeared, a love so fine
My Valentine

And I will love her for life
And I will never let a day go by
Without remembering the reasons why
She makes me certain, that I can fly

And so I do, without a care
I know that someday soon
The sun is gonna shine
And she’ll be there, this love of mine
My Valentine

What if it rained, we didn’t care
She said that someday soon
The sun is gonna shine
And she was right, this love of mine
My Valentine