Hundreds of love letters, written during WWII, found at the recycling center

After an appeal launched on Twitter by an employee, seconded to the Saint-Jean-d'Angély (Charente-Maritime, France) waste reception center, 200 love letters were returned to the family of the author and the recipient.

In a trailer of old newspapers

This extraordinary story began on Wednesday 2 December at the Saint-Jean-d'Angély (Charente-Maritime) waste reception center. Cécile, an employee in an environmental design office in France, is seconded to this recycling center for a few days. She discovered 200 love letters there stored in a trailer of old newspapers, reports France Info.

In a small box

To the newspaper La Nouvelle République, Cécile told that the man bringing the trailer, explained that he had found it all in the attic of a house he had bought. To retype it, he just wanted to get rid of it. When the trailer empties, Cécile and her colleague have found "a small box with lots of letters". These letters, dated from 1942 to 1945, are addressed to a certain "Mademoiselle Aimée" and written by the same man, Pierre.

Too many souvenirs

"When I see such beautiful days pass by, where we could spend such a wise youth, it seems to me that it is more than my blood that I am losing, my little Beloved you cannot imagine how I have a cockroach wonderful and that I am tired of being here ", one can read in a letter.

These love letters, written during World War II, were thus saved from the recycling center, and Cécile refused to throw them away. Indeed, "it was too many memories, maybe if it belonged to my grandmother, I would have liked to recover them ... I am perhaps too sentimental ...", she said entrusted in The New Republic.

To find Aimée and Pierre’s family, she decided to make a call on Twitter. Internet users have shared her message more than 10,000 times, and… A member of the family contacts her on the social network, explaining that he is Aimée Randonnet’s great-nephew.

Their daughter sold the family home

The couple married young, when Aimée was 17, and had 2 daughters. One of them sold the family home, but she ignored the box of letters she didn't know existed. Thursday December 3, Cécile announced that she was able to deliver all correspondence to Aimée and Pierre's daughter.

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