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Lost love letter finds recipient 53 years later

www.telegraphindia.com – 14 hours ago

California (Pennsylvania), July 15 (AP): Much has happened in the 53 years since Vonnie sent Clark the letter, wondering why he had not called before going back to college.

They married later that year. He graduated. They had four children. They divorced. And he changed his name.

And, at last, the letter is wending its way to Clark ‘ that is, Muhammad Siddeeq ‘ who awaits its arrival with mixed emotions. “I’m curious, but I’m not sure I’d put it under the category of ‘looking forward to it’,” Siddeeq told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The letter, bearing four one-cent stamps postmarked February 1958 and addressed to Clark C. Moore, arrived in the mailroom at California University of Pennsylvania last week. School officials checked their files but could not figure out who Clark Moore was.

But his friends and family still lived in the area and saw media reports about the letter. They called Siddeeq, now 74 and living in Indianapolis, who had changed his name after converting to Islam.

“I never dreamed of anything like this,” Siddeeq told the Washington Observer-Reporter. The letter, its stamps turned upside down as sign of love, arrived at California University of Pennsylvania on July 8, tucked inside some magazines.

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