In life comes surprises like no other and however, small they may be, they always bring happiness and a feeling of being special ourselves in some kind. Same happened with a woman from Columbia, South Carolina.
She bought an antique sewing machine from a local thrift store. In the drawers, she found old patterns and patches and a pair of old-world scissors left by the former owner of the machine.
Later she noticed a drawer won't close properly and thus she reached inside only to find something truly amazing which on investigation turned out to be a heartwarming love story of a soldier and his wife.
And in the middle is the compartment that won't close properly.
Addressed to one Roberta, written from Korea by an American Soldier Sgt. First Class Walter Smith. And it spoke very simply and beautifully of how he misses her.
Hello my darling, I got the sweetest letter today from the sweetest little angel on earth. You do write wonderful letters, sweetheart and they tell me just what I want to hear, that you love me. I am so very fortunate to have you love me, little one. I don't know what I did to deserve this, such wonderful love, but I don't question it. Your loving husband - Forever, Walter.
She started investigating and later was helped by a local news channel. All of this caught the attention of a private investigator and ended her search.
Just a simple relation between a man and his wife, who never had children but spread their love all along their family and were remembered by everyone. And that simplicity of it was the most beautiful of all.