According to the Toronto Star, here’s the Toronto’s most enduring love story — at least on paper — was about resident Meryl Dunsmore and a secret admirer whose valentines spanned six decades. Every year from 1928 when Dunsmore was 16, a card would arrive from somewhere around the world.
“I hope he doesn’t stop,” Meryl Dunsmore commented of the secret admirer in 1972.
|Meryl Dunsmore in 1972, at age 60.|
|Meryl Dunsmore in 1985, at age 73.|
Dunsmore, who died in 1988 at age 76, thought he might be an old classmate turned sailor but his identity was never revealed.
At her funeral he sent a bouquet and card that read “rest in peace My Valentine.”
(via the Toronto Star)