Transcript for Love Letters Lost and Found: Couple Read Recovered Letters From World War II
husband and his wife durg world war ii. They survived the war, but the letters did not. Or so they thought. There are hundreds of them, handwritten letters. FROM THE 1940s. Sent while lloyd michaels was serving in europe during world war ii. Love letters he would send home to his young wife and the heart-felt notes she would send in return. Sweetheart, I love you with all my heart. Your devoted hubby mike. God bless you, marian. Tender words safely kept locked in a trunk. BUT IN THE 1970s, A THIEVE BROKE Into their home and the trunk was part of what was stolen. Love letters, how anybody could steal our love letters. What they didn't know, decades later, the letters ended up in the hands of a stamp collector. When he died, the collector's son began searching for the two names signed at the bottom of those letters. Finding lloyd through his military service number and lloyd remembers that call. Says I have something of yours. I've got a box of letters. Marian had sent him a letter nearly every day during the war. Every day she would look in the mail for confirmation her husband was alive. It just brings back all those memories and the tension and the not knowing. It's very emotional for us. The michaels were just 18 and 19 when they married. They have four children, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Tonight they sent us this photograph on their 70th anniversary. ON THEIR 70th, A VOW TO READ Every one of those letters. If the lord gives us enough time, we might read them all. I talked to lloyd before we came on the air. They've read through 50 letters and they have 300 to get through.
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