Indiana man finds decades old love letters

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CORYDON, Ind. (Feb. 15, 2014) — An Indiana man recently discovered decades-old love letters in a classic car he purchased.

Dean Sparks purchased the 1959 Chevy Bel Aire at an auction in Nebraska and towed it to Corydon in southern Indiana.

Holes in the floorboard and an 800 mile journey, yet the fragile paper never blew away.

The letter was written by a Beverly Barber, to a Ronnie Waterbury, one of which read “Let’s get married!”

With a little digging, Sparks discovered the two lovebirds had eloped and were married for more than 30 years.

Sparks was able to track down the couple’s son.

“He said ‘you know you’ll have to forgive me, I’m getting a little choked up,’ and I thought, this is what this is all about you know, getting something back to this guy,” Sparks said.

Before Facebook, twitter and text messaging was letters… including these love letters.

Sparks, a car guy who loves restoring things from the past, can certainly appreciate that.