Woman Finds Note in Used Bookstore's Bible That She Had Written 65 Years Earlier

A 75-year-old woman in California decided she wanted to purchase a Bible to use to compare to a translation she already owned. So she went to a local used bookstore, found one that she liked and purchased it. Perfectly normal chain of events, right? Two months later, while thumbing through her newly-purchased Bible, she found a handwritten letter written by a little girl 65 years ago, hidden between the pages. The letter had her name on it.

She told KNX10 News, “I recognized my handwriting. I hollered. I started shaking. I cried. I had goose bumps.” It turns out, she had written the letter as part of a Girl Scouts assignment more than six decades ago, when she lived 2000 miles away in a small town in Kentucky. In the letter, she reminds herself to “be kind to animals. Do not pick flowers. Don’t walk on the grass.” Now, she’s on a mission to try to find out who put the letter in the Bible, and how it ended up in a used bookshop in California 65 years later …


Esther Aspling


Esther Aspling commented…

That is just bizarre. The letter sounds cute and all, but it's not like earth shattering. Which I suppose begs the question, "who on earth would have kept this thing at all?"


Renee Harvey


Renee Harvey replied to Esther Aspling's comment

if it was something cute that a child wrote, then a lot of people. ya?

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