World War II Veteran Tearfully Reunited With Long-Lost Love Letter to His Wife
Love is a crazy thing sometimes, especially when you find something decades old that reminds you of when love began with the love of your life.
Bill Moore, 90, fought in World War II more than 70 years ago. While overseas in Europe he would write to his future wife, Bernadean. Of all the letters he wrote, none survived.
A Westminster, Colo., woman found a letter dated from 1945 tucked inside the sleeve of a record she bought at a thrift store. Eventually the letter found its way to Bill, who was able to relive time with his wife of 63 years.
Bill currently lives in an assisted-living facility in Colorado. He is often overcome with emotion while talking about his wife and reading the letter, but there are plenty of moments of laughter, too.
"My darling, lovable, alluring, Bernadean," the letter reads. "I ran out of space, but I could have written a lot more adjectives describing you. You are so lovely, darling, that I often wonder how it is possible that you are mine. I'm really the luckiest guy in the world, you know. And you are the reason, Bernadean. Even your name sounds lovely to me."
Bernadean died five years ago. But having this precious token of their early love can only make their time together all the more special to Bill.