When Melissa Fahy and her husband were renovating their New Jersey home, they found a love letter written by a former occupant over 70 years ago. The letter was postmarked May 1945 and was hidden in the house for seven decades before they discovered it.
After reading the letter, written by a wife to her husband serving in World War II, Fahy knew she had to get it back to its rightful owner. And thanks to the power of Facebook, she found them.
Virginia Christoffersen wrote the letter to her husband, Rolf, who was serving in the Norwegian Navy. One of the lines read "Are you as lonesome for me as I am for you?" The letter continues “I love you Rolf, as I love the warm sun, and that is what you are to my life, the sun about which everything else revolves for me,” she wrote. Sadly, she passed away a few years ago, but Rolf is 96 and was thrilled to get this treasure his wife wrote back after all these years.
Their daughter, Robin, read the letter to him. She says, “It is a great insight into my mom’s thinking and how she was always a loving and committed wife.” How cool that he got to hear those words again!