CHICAGO (WGN/CNN) - Love letters sent by a Navy man to a girl back home finally arrived after 70 years.
The letters, intended for Dorothy Bartos Carlberg, dated back to 1945 and were delivered recently.
It was during that time she wrote back and forth to a World War II Navy man stationed in San Diego.
"Yeah, we were friends, but we weren't hanky-panky or anything," Carlberg said.
Somehow, two of the letters just surfaced, were dropped in the mail and delivered to her old address two weeks ago. Martha Rodriguez now lives at that address.
"You know, it's been lost for 70 years, but I wasn't going to stop until I found her," Rodriguez said.
Five years after the letter were written, Carlberg went on to marry an Army soldier. She lived with and loved her husband, Victor Carlberg, until his death two years ago.
Most surprising to her kids?
"I guess the fact that she had a whole other life that we weren't aware of, and who knows what would have happened if she had received all of them," said Sand Jacobson, Carlberg's daughter.