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Love letters received 70 years later

70-Year Old Love Letters Received

CHICAGO, IL -- With today's technology, love letters are pretty much a thing of past. So you can imagine one woman's amazement when she got two of them -- especially because they're almost 70 years old.



Dorothy Carlberg, an 85-year-old Chicago woman, finally received letters written to her from a navy man back in 1945. And you can bet they opened a slew of memories.

One letter reads:

"After all, you are the last girl I've been out with, and I'm sort of disgusted with myself for not even trying to kiss you."

"Yeah, we were friends, but we weren't hanky-panky or anything," Carlberg said.

So how did they get to her after so many years?

Somehow, the letters were recently postmarked, and sent to Carlberg`s old address in Chicago - where Martha Rodriguez now lives.

"You know, it's been lost for 70 years, but I wasn't going to stop until I found her," Rodriguez said.

It's pretty safe to say these letters are truly a special delivery.

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theomegaman72 August 08 2014 at 1:52 PM

About 20 years ago my Great Grandmother received a letter postmarked from 1912. She had entered a contest back then and had won and inside were 2 all-expense paid tickets....on the Titanic

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selena2v August 08 2014 at 10:18 AM

I wonder where the navy man is now?

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MICHELLE selena2v August 08 2014 at 11:05 AM

Seems to me, if he returned from service alive he would have returned to her.

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quincy_maxwell August 08 2014 at 10:30 AM

Amazing how things like this pop up and the Post Office offers no real explanation for this.

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MICHELLE quincy_maxwell August 08 2014 at 11:04 AM

There is an explanation: Sometimes stuff gets lost.

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boyntonhorndog MICHELLE August 08 2014 at 11:45 AM

For 70 years? Must be a union employee.

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Debra MICHELLE August 08 2014 at 8:18 PM

Valerie,
Unions SUCK and have destroyed prosperity and opportunity in this great country...they began as a good thing, but as usual, all good things come to an end because someone takes advantage and ruins it...get smart. Unions are SLAVE OWNERS and members are SLAVES of all color.

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Valerie quincy_maxwell August 08 2014 at 1:37 PM

boyntonhorndog...how about you go out for minimum wage, work 100's of feet in the air, pile-drive, do heavy construction, teach children of nasty, uninvolved parents, work a factory or mine job where you're treated like dirt, etc and then, maybe, then, your ignorant "union" remark will have some weight.

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wilmaflintstone Valerie August 08 2014 at 7:01 PM

NO ONE on a union job makes min wage, you are an idiot.

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SIBERIAX August 08 2014 at 11:59 AM

talk about snail mail. lol

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mgt0331 August 08 2014 at 10:38 AM

He should have emailed or scanned the letters.

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take20pct August 08 2014 at 12:34 PM

She is now 85? So, she was 14 in 1945. An early age to hang out with sailors.

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neb1997 take20pct August 08 2014 at 2:43 PM

I think she would have been 16 in 1945.

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vincent.barnes1 August 08 2014 at 1:16 PM

Thís is why the post office will close its doors ..with there êmployees throwing mail away or filling up storage lockérs for yêars and when asked what happened there is a answer of " It just happens"

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muzzie123 August 08 2014 at 12:28 PM

I have old love letters/ post cards etc. Would love to give these articles to the family...Name on stuff is Morris Weinstein....He was i n WW 2....His wife named was Tillie....He had sons ....Such touching memories. Baltimore Maryland on cards etc.

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harkone75 August 08 2014 at 11:59 AM

So amazing...and brings back some old memories for me when I was stationed in Alaska around 1970...the girl I was going with at the time has been I my mind ever since. I wish I could remember her last name...that would sure help me find her.

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mgt0331 harkone75 August 08 2014 at 1:31 PM

Check under your basement.

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CHRISTOPHER RAY mgt0331 August 08 2014 at 8:03 PM

lol good one

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thekoshersissy August 08 2014 at 9:51 PM

This was touching but at the same time sad. >.<. Wonder if the man is still living. At least it was a wonderful inspiriting story of an honest person to give someone a piece of their past.

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