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Dozens of Love Letters Nearly 70 Years Old Discovered in Vacant Home During Inspection

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Delving into one’s family history is growing in popularity lately. You can even purchase an Ancestry DNA kit from Amazon for under $100.

But fancy DNA tests aren’t the only way to explore one’s past. Sometimes all it takes is digging around in an old abandoned attic.

Attics, after all, are where all the best treasures are found. Take it from the 1985 film “The Goonies” — good things come to those who search the attic.

One home inspector from Arizona discovered something he never expected to find while going through an old house in Mesa.

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Currently vacant and undergoing a remodel, the residence at 6513 E. El Paso Street doesn’t look like anything special from the outside.

But just like true love, it’s what’s on the inside of this one that counts. As Nau, of Nau Inspections, went through the attic, he came across a remarkable find.

“I was there for a re-inspection to make sure things were repaired and moved a couple things out of the way and that’s when I saw them under a piece of plywood, right next to the attic access,” Nau told 3TV/CBS5.

Nau is referring to a dozen letters and negatives of old photographs dating back to the 1950s. But the letters didn’t contain just any old correspondence about the weather and such — these letters were from one love to another.

Roger and Eva Wright reportedly mailed the letters to each other during Roger’s time stationed at Pearl Harbor.

One letter, dated Oct. 22, 1950, showcases Roger’s deep affection for his “darling Eva.” “Received six letters from you,” it read, “each one is a ray of sunshine. You write them just the way I like.”

“It makes me picture what you are doing and it makes me feel like I am there,” the letter continued. It sounds as if this couple was truly and deeply in love.

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Nau shared he wanted to find the family of Roger and Eva. According to an obituary Nau found, Roger passed away in 1981. His obituary said the lovebirds had 3 children and 5 grandchildren at that time.

It appears his wish has come true. A Facebook post on Nau’s page on Nov. 28 revealed the family has been located!

“I wanted to inform everybody that has helped with this story and adventure, that we have found the family, and are trying to figure out how to get the letters to them,” Nau wrote.

“Thank you for all of your help and support, and also to Kim Powell and AZ 3 TV. There will be a follow up story.”

What a wonderful ending to a sweet love story. No doubt the family of Roger and Eva will be forever grateful Nau took the time to track them down.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
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Entertainment, Faith




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