A love letter lost in the walls of a New Jersey home reached a World War II veteran 72 years after it was written.
Melissa Fahy and her father found the letter in a gap under the stairs while renovating her Westfield home.
The letter, postmarked May 1945, was written by a woman named Virginia to her husband, Rolf Christoffersen. Her husband was a sailor at the time in the Norwegian Navy, and she was pregnant with his baby and clearly missed him deeply.
“I still have a few minutes on my lunch hour and I was dreaming about you so I thought I’d write a little love letter to my favourite pine-up boy. Are you as lonesome for me as I am for you?”
Melissa Fahy and her father found the letter while renovating her Westfield home. (FACEBOOK)
She continued to tell him about the baby, noting she was “getting awfully big” but was happy and proud to be carrying the baby of “the person I love most in the world.”
“I love you Rolf, as I love the warm sun,” Virginia Christoffersen wrote. “That is what you are to my life, the sun about which everything else revolves for me.”
Fahy told WNBC-TV in New York that she could not believe the love and admiration Virginia had for her husband. “It was really sweet to see that long-distance love,” she said.
Fahy decided to find the Christoffersens and deliver the letter, turning to a Facebook page for help. (FACEBOOK)
She decided to find the Christoffersens and deliver the letter, turning to a Facebook page for help. Facebook users located the couple’s son in California hours after Fahy’s post.
The son read the letter to his 96-year-old father. Virginia died six years ago this weekend.
“In a way, I guess it’s his wife coming back and making her memory alive again,” Fahy said.