CHICAGO, Ill. – Love letters sent by a navy man to a girl back home didn’t arrive for a very long time.
Now, nearly 70 years after they were sent, the letters have finally reached the woman they were intended for.
Dorothy Bartos Carlberg is an 85-year-old dementia patient and has lived a full life.
Martha Rodriguez lives at the home where Dorothy Bartos Carlberg lived as a teen.
It was during that time Dorothy wrote back and forth to a World War II Navy man stationed in San Diego.
Somehow, two of his letters just surfaced, dropped in the mail, and delivered to Dorothy’s old address two weeks ago, where they’ve been in the care of Martha Rodriguez.
Five years after the letters were written, Dorothy went on to marry an Army man.
She lived and loved her husband, Victor Carlberg, until his death two years ago.