Wartime love letters returned to U.S. family thanks to Ontario woman’s discovery


 

Every once in a while I like to post a “feel good” story. You know, the kind that makes you smile, or gives you the feels. This is one of those times. It’s been a rough year for most of us with the Pandemic. This story made me happy.

The story starts with this quote from the site: 

Morris and Betty Starkman were newlyweds in 1953 and about to
start their lives together in Detroit when Morris, a doctor, was
instead sent to Korea to fight in a painful war as a captain with the
U.S. Medical Corps. 

Throughout that period, he wrote letters to his new wife and other family members.

Somehow,
over the years, those letters, plus ones written back to him, became
separated from the family, ending up in a tin box underneath a bunch of
old magazines in a basement in Kingsville, Ont.

Spoiler Alert! The Ontario woman who bought the letters many years ago, researched the Starkmans and found their son. You can read the whole story here

Source: Olive Tree Genealogy Blog http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/

Posted On: June 10, 2021 at 12:48PM