Love letters on display at "Second Time Around" thrift store in MoorheadMoorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - A love story dating back decades, is on display at a Moorhead Thrift Store, and there are hopes that all the chatter will help piece a puzzle together. The "Second Time Around" store often gets donations dropped off by families just trying to clean out attics and basements.
By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY
Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - A love story dating back decades, is on display at a Moorhead Thrift Store, and there are hopes that all the chatter will help piece a puzzle together.
The "Second Time Around" store often gets donations dropped off by families just trying to clean out attics and basements.
Recently, the thrift store got a cardboard box full of goodies, including an old jewelry box, full of romance.
Here it is a very public display of affection.
“I go through everything we get.”
When Andrea Stromal and her crew at Second Time Around Thrift Store, realized a donated box of items,
Andrea Stordahl/Second Time Around Thrift Store: “A lot of times, it is so overwhelming, that they dump everything in a box and bring everything in.”
Also held a locked jewelry box.
Stordahl: “I had to cut it. I could not get it open.”
There was much anticipation of what was inside.
Stordahl: “My treasures, Doug loves Jenny. All of them came in here, there were so many notes, I could not believe it.”
Inside, dozens of love letters, from the late 60's or 70's.
Stordahl: “Dearest love, you have no idea how much I love you.”
Written by a young man named Doug.
“This is adorable.”
Stordahl: “Reading it out loud is way different, for some reason.”
To a very lucky girl named Jenny.
Stordahl: “We have been going together two weeks four days and 20 hours I told you I love you 3296 times.”
And it is not just notebook paper, sometimes Doug would turn to brown paper from a lunch bag, all to convey his love to Jenny.
It is unclear who the couple is there is this snap shot and mimeograph paper screams early 70's but no one is sure how long the romance lasted.
Stordahl: “That it is true and I will love you forever.”
The thrift store as part of its Valentine’s Day display, put out the letters near the check out, it is hoped word spreads and someone can fill in the blanks as to what happened to Doug and Jenny.
Stordahl: “Perfect timing it is just fabulous.”
Young love from the 70's, long before misspelled text messages, snap chats and Facebook posts.
Stordahl: “They did love letters.”
Young lovers instead of Twitter actually sat down and wrote each other in cursive.
Really, they did.
Second Time Around Thrift Store is located in North Moorhead, just off Highway 75.