Lost World War II love letter addressed to Port-of-Spain finally delivered, 72-years later

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 21:00

Seventy-two years ago, a love letter that was meant to be delivered to a sailor based in Trinidad got lost.

It has now been delivered to the rightful owner.

The letter, postmarked May 1945, was written by a woman named Virginia to her husband, Rolf Christoffersen, who was a sailor at the time in the Norwegian Navy based in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago.

Melissa Fahy and her father found the letter in a gap under the stairs while renovating her Westfield, New Jersey home.

They decided to try reaching out to the family and got into contact with the son of Christoffersen who lives in California and sent it to them who was shocked that Fahy reached out to them.

The son read the letter to his 96-year-old father. Virginia died six years ago this weekend.

Virginia wrote: “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.”

“In a way, I guess it’s his wife coming back and making her memory alive again,” Fahy said, she also said she though it was so sweet and admired the love Virginia had for her husband.

"It's Mother's Day and reading her words reminded me just what a wonderful person she was and how much she loved us," her son said, through tears.

SOURCE: http://globalnews.ca/

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