Did you ever find something unexpected about your loved one or an incredible secret about them? For Bruce, this stunning discovery happened 50 years after his wife passed away!
And it all happened when he received a call from a stranger named John Murray. In the phone call, John said that he found something that belonged to Bruce’s wife. Bruce was confused because his wife had passed away 50 years ago. There was no way that John could have Betty’s possessions. But before Bruce hung up, John said the unthinkable.
John explained that his construction crews were doing a routine job on a 1950s home, which belonged to Bruce over 50 years ago. John said that these were pile of old photos and handwritten letters. Curious, he decided to read some and was at loss for words.
“We’ve done hundreds of houses, but never found anything like this,” said John in his interview with the KPNX.m“It was just on the floor over there with a pile of insulation,” said Murray.
These were from Bruce’s wife, Betty Klug, who kept these mementos hidden in the walls. One of the letters, for example, was dated September 27, 1966, Bruce’s 31st birthday.
There were notes regarding numerous problems such as politics and pop culture, in addition to the letters written specifically for Bruce, eloquently describing what was going on at the time. She also shared pictures of herself, her two children, and her supportive husband.
These were all part of a time capsule Betty had made for Bruce, as you would have surmised. She was probably planning on hiding until the proper time came, so she could open it with Bruce later.
Unfortunately, Betty never got the chance to give her unique present to Bruce, because she was involved in a car accident and passed away. So he decided to sell the house and moved away. That’s why he never found these letters and photos.
After reading a few notes, John had to find Bruce in order to return Betty’s letters and photos. And with the help of KPNX news, this seemingly impossible task actually worked out.
After a quick phone call explaining his discovery, John met Bruce at a local coffee shop in Scottsdale, Arizona, which is where Bruce lives now. As he was reading the letters and looking at the photos of his beloved, Bruce recalled how he felt when he received the news that Betty passed. He said he just didn’t know what to do.
“I don’t know how I did it – went back to work within a week. We had the best marriage. Not once did we argue about anything.” After he read all the letters and saw the photos that Betty had kept hidden in the walls, Bruce expressed gratitude to the man who made this discovery.
With tears in his eyes, Bruce said, “I enjoyed it, thanks,” to Murray.
And when asked if he wanted to share some marriage tips, Bruce said, “Value who you love, because things don’t always go as planned.” What an amazing discovery – I’m sure reading these through brought back so many loving memories. Have you ever created your own time capsule? Let us know when you’re planning on cracking it open so we can remind you!
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