Police Find 1944 Love Letters Inside A House's Wall


Police Find 1944 Love Letters Inside A House's Wall

Greenfield, Mass Police Department

Massachusetts police have found a love letter in the walls of a remodeled home written on April 19, 1944.

The Greenfield Police Department posted the old love letter on Facebook in an attempt to find their recipient, a Miss Betty Miller who lived on 366 Chapman St. in the same city.

"We would love to be able to get this letter back to Betty or her family. Please let us know if you know how to find her," the police department wrote.

Written by a man only known as Walter, he had no hesitation in letting his feelings for Miller be known. In the letter, Walter appeared to make amends following a dispute.

"I have always thought more of you than any other girl, and I still do," Walter wrote. "From now on I will not go to any dance or to a movie unless you go with me, because I am not  interested in taking anybody else..."

"If there is anything which you wish to know I wish you would ask me and we will try to get it straightened out. As I have said before, you are the one one in my heart and I hope you still want to be," Walter added.

"So will you please give us both a break and let's have lots of fun together and have a swell time," he concluded.

With a bit of luck, authorities finally found the answer they were searching for.

With the help of the public, police were able to conclude their search after discovering Miller had passed away from cancer.

Francesca Passiglia - who was intrigued by the Facebook post - track down Miller's younger sister, Irene Fournier. During their conversation, Fournier said Miller never married either Walters, but rather someone else.

According to Fournier, Miller was only 14-years-old in 1944, and had dated two Walters in high school. She said both had been fantastic dancers, but was unable to tell which of them had written the love letter. She said Miller had lived a long and happy life.

Fournier also told Passiglia more information about what their house and neighborhood was like back then, where they displayed their Christmas tree, and much more just in time for the holidays.

Finding these answers was nothing short of a Christmas miracle!

Have you ever written or received a love letter?

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