Dripping Springs woman hoping to find recipient of 1970’s love letter


(Photo Courtesy: Cindy Bear of Dripping Springs)

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — It could be Central Texas’ very own version of a Hollywood love story begging to be told.

Cindy Bear found a letter, dated Feb. 2, 1979, at a Chick Fil A in Dripping Springs last Saturday.

“I was walking in the parking lot and I thought it was more than just a piece of paper, and I opened it up and I thought ‘oh my gosh,'” said Bear.

Intrigued at the loving words, she went right to work, posting it on a Dripping Springs Neighbors page she’s a part of. “This is the best, this is the sweetest,” she said people commented on her post.

“When I saw that I thought, this is the modern day version of the notebook,” she said. “I prayed, I’m like, “Lord, please help me find the person who this belongs to, it’s really important.'”

The letter reads:

Feb. 26, 1979

“My dearest Anna,

I miss already and I have not even left the house. I guess it is the anticipation of being away from you. I love you my darling —

Your [?] forever”

But the person who wrote it, and who it belongs to, remains a mystery.

People suggested she take it to the bank and for her to reach out to the news to find who it belongs to.

“I would really love to get it back to the person,” Bear wrote in part to KXAN.

She imagined the stories behind it, maybe someone writing the letter to his significant other before leaving to serve in a war.

“This letter is extremely touching and I know it must mean everything in the world to you” she said, when asked what she would like the person who the letter belongs to know. “It looks like you have a really special love and you’re really blessed for that.”

She added that if she were to ever receive a love note as sentimental and sweet as this one, she’d be “crying forever.”

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