Michigan Couple Waits 9 Years to Open Special Gift from Great-Aunt and Uncle Who’ve Been Married for 50 Years

The letter and parcel remained unopened for almost nine years, despite the couple having 'plenty of disagreements, arguments and slammed doors'
The letter and parcel remained unopened for almost nine years, despite the couple having ‘plenty of disagreements, arguments and slammed doors’

Wedding gifts can be tricky things to get right – so if someone keeps your present for nine years you know you must be doing something right.

Michigan couple Kathy and Brandon Gunn got married on September 1, 2007, and were given a mysterious parcel from Kathy’s great-aunt Alison.

Taped to the parcel was an envelope that read: ‘Do NOT open until 1st disagreement.’

The intriguing parcel remained unopened for almost nine years, despite the couple having ‘plenty of disagreements, arguments and slammed doors’, Kathy wrote on the Love What Matters Facebook group.

But when the couple were talking about an upcoming wedding they were attending and wondering what gift to buy, they remembered the unopened present they had sitting upstairs.

Kathy wrote: ‘I thought back to our wedding day (nearly 9 years ago) and tried to recall the gifts that had meant the most to me.

‘The funny thing? The gift that meant the very most was still sitting in a closet… unopened.’

‘All along, we assumed that the contents of that box held the key to saving a marriage – an age old trick – unbeknownst to us rookies,’ Kathy continued.

‘After all, my Great Aunt and Uncle had been married for nearly half a century.’

On August 30 this year, they decided to open the box.

But contrary to what they had thought, it didn’t contain a magic solution to marital problems. It was simply a box containing two wine glasses, a vase, some bath products – and some cash.

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Source: Daily Mail UK