A mysterious letter that sat unopened for nearly 70 years, and was found last month tucked inside a book bought at a Florida thrift shop, was finally opened Thursday, revealing a soldier's love during a time of war.
At first, Sheila Polk, who found the sealed note in a World War II history book, didn't want to open the envelope, which was addressed from one service member to another. But when she learned that both the sender and the intended recipient were no longer alive, and when Postal Service officials said she could, she opened it. To her delight -- and just as she'd suspected -- it was a sweet love letter.Read it all. It will put a lump in your throat as you try to figure out why she never opened it.