- Lovers discovered old love letters in the kitchen cabinet inside their newly-bought house
- The letters were written between 1948 to 1949
- These were written by World War II veteran William “Bud” Middleton to his beloved Doreen
A couple bought their first house without knowing that they would discover some priceless treasures inside its kitchen cabinet — a number of love letters written by a war veteran for his beloved wife.
In an article written by Carolin Lehmann of Huffington Post, it was disclosed that sometime in Arpil this year, couple Zac and Shannon Carter purchased a house in Pensacola, Florida; which was built in the 1970s. The home inspector found a stack of old love letters in a kitchen cabinet inside the Carters’ new home.
The couple later on found out that the letters were written by World War II veteran William “Bud” Middleton and were addressed to his beloved wife Doreen between 1948 and 1949.
Long distance love affair
The letters shared a portion of the couple’s love story; particularly the part in which the lovers were living miles away from each other.
“Bud and Doreen listened to the same radio stations at the same time and would write about how connected they would feel to each other even though they were miles apart…. Each letter was talking about their day-to-day life that week, but each letter wrote of their longing to be in the same area,” Shannon said.
What made the discovery of the letters really special is the fact that Bud and Doreen’s story is somewhat similar to that of Zac and Shannon.
Bud and Doreen first met after the war when Doreen visited a friend in Georgia, who was Bud’s neighbor. When Doreen returned to Canada, they began writing each other.
“[We] did long distance from Austin to Pensacola for three years and have been together for six…. We met through a mutual friend while I was here in [Pensacola] visiting — much similar to Bud and Doreen!” Shannon shared.
Returning the letters
Eventually, the letters, which were accidentally left in the kitchen cabinet after the couple’s death, were returned to the Middletons.
“I found [Bud and Doreen’s] obituaries and Facebooked each of the children until I found the right person,” Shannon said. “The person I landed upon first was Ken Middleton [their son], whom I messaged letting him know about the letters.”
The Middletons were really surprised and happy to hear about the letters.
“Thank you so much for searching for us. The letters are worth more to us than any material thing we own. Our children will be thrilled to see them, as will we!” Ken’s wife, Becky, told Shannon.