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Long Lost Love Letters Delivered

Carol Bohlin, a 75-year-old in Vermont, recently received a collection of love letters that her parents sent to each other during World War II. Bohlin’s parents corresponded while her father served in the U.S. Navy, and the letters were stored in the family’s Staten Island home. After Bohlin’s father died, she sold the home and moved to Vermont. The couple who now lives in the Staten Island house came across the collection of letters, which fell through cracks in the attic, while doing renovations. They tracked down Bohlin and sent her the letters, who had never seen them before. In the heartwarming notes, Bohlin’s father wrote about how the letters kept him alive during the war, and shared stories about his life overseas. Everything was written on military stationary and remains perfectly intact. Bohlin is able to connect to her now deceased parents and learn more about their love story through the letters, 80 years after they were written.

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