MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A dozen love letters between a Navy seaman and his wife were found in an attic during a home inspection in Mesa.

The letters were found at 6513 E. El Paso Street, a vacant home that is under a remodel. Negatives of old photographs were also found among the letters.

"I was there for a re-inspection to make sure things were repaired and moved a couple things out of the way and that's when I saw them under a piece of plywood, right next to the attic access," Bob Nau, the owner of Nau Inspections said.

The letters are dated between 1950 and 1951. Eva Wright appears to be mailing the letters from Pearl Harbor to her husband, Roger Wright, who is on a ship.


The letters are dated between 1950 and 1951. 

"Oct. 22, 1950, my darling Eva, hello my baby. Arrived in Guam yesterday morning and left about four in the afternoon," one letter from Roger read. "Received six letters from you, each one is a ray of sunshine. You write them just the way I like. It makes me picture what you are doing and it makes me feel like I am there."

Nau said he's hoping he can find relatives of the couple and return the letters to them.

"I know if it was me, if it was my great grandfather, I would have loved to have had them," Nau said.


"I know if it was me, if it was my great grandfather, I would have loved to have had them," Nau said.

"How I miss you, sweetheart. I could never tell you just how much I love you with every breath I take. You are my love, my life and my everything and without you being with me, life is so very lonely. Goodnight, my sweet baby," Eva wrote in one letter.

Nau was able to find an obituary for Roger Wright, listing the same Mesa address. He died in 1981. However, the obituary lists three children and five grandchildren.

"I've never seen anything like this. You always find junk up in there that nobody wants, boxes, old Christmas tree--stuff like that--nothing like this," Nau said.


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(2) comments


This is a heartwarming story. What an unusual find! Home inspections are highly recommended for anyone who is in the market to purchase a home. It can help to calm any fears that you may have. It may even lead to finding a treasure like in this story!


Poignant article. I hope the descendants are found. Thanks for not tossing them out, Mr. Nau.

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