Johnny Cash and June Carter were married in March 1, 1968, in Franklin, Kentucky. Through 35 years of their marriage and touring, they survived many tumultuous situations, but their love brought them together as one. June was a talented musician in her right and they wrote and sang many songs that became wildly popular.
This letter was written by Johnny Cash to his wife June Carter on her 65th birthday, in 1994:
June 23 1994
Happy Birthday Princess,
We get old and get use to each other. We think alike. We read each others minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.
But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.
Happy Birthday Princess.
June died nine years after that letter was written after suffering complications from a a heart surgery. Two months after her death, Cash penned this note:
“I love June Carter, I do. Yes I do. I love June Carter I do. And she loves me. But now she’s an angel and I’m not. Now she’s an angel and I’m not.”
In his last public performance, he stopped and offered a few words to the crowd:
The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me and the love I have for her. We connect somewhere between here and heaven. She came down for a short visit, I guess, from heaven to visit with me tonight to give me courage and inspiration like she always has.