1945 Love Letter Found Under Staircase During N.J. Home Restoration The homeowner tracked down the family, and Rolf Christoffersen's son read the letter from his late mother Virginia to his 96-year-old dad. Virginia died six years ago this weekend.
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1945 Love Letter Found Under Staircase During N.J. Home Restoration

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1945 Love Letter Found Under Staircase During N.J. Home Restoration

1945 Love Letter Found Under Staircase During N.J. Home Restoration

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The homeowner tracked down the family, and Rolf Christoffersen's son read the letter from his late mother Virginia to his 96-year-old dad. Virginia died six years ago this weekend.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin with a story with no irony, no punchline, just love. During a home renovation, a New Jersey woman found a letter under her staircase. It was postmarked 1945, written by a woman named Virginia Christoffersen to her husband, a sailor in the Norwegian Navy. Quote, "I love you, Rolf, as I love the warm sun." That New Jersey woman tracked down the Christoffersen's son. He read the letter to his 96-year-old dad. Virginia died six years ago this weekend.

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