Love never dies—Love letters written in August 1945 to a 17 year old young Dorothy Bartos Carlberg reached her in August 2014
Monitoring Desk: This is true Love never dies. Love letters written in August 1945 to 17 year old young Dorothy Bartos Carlberg reached her in August 2014. Nobody knows where is writer of these letters is but his love never dies and today everybody knows he loved her 700 year ago.
A Naval Officer Al Fracakis and a young 17 year old girl Dorothy Bartos Carlberg were friends but Fracakis never kissed Dorothy and never expressed her how much he loved her. Both met in small little village of Chicago. She used to dance with him and roamed about with him when he was posted in San Diago. Then World War II started and he could come back to village to express his love for Dorothy.
He wrote two letters to her expressing his passion, affection and love for her. But these two letters never reached Dorothy till August 2014—after 70 years. Everything changed in these 70 years. Young 17 year old Dorothy is now 87 year old mama of give children.
Dorothy remembered this officer still now and said:
“We used to dance with them at the Aragon and the Trianon too,” she said, referring to two Chicago area ballrooms. “We called it wolfing.”
Al Fracakis wrote in his letter his life far away from her in WWII and told her little stories about the hum-drum routine of Navy life, cartoons clipped from the newspaper, movie recommendations (“Anchors Away,” starring Gene Kelly) and sweet sentiments about how much he missed her. Letters were written in July and August 1945.
“After all, you are the last girl I’ve been out with, and I’m sort of disgusted with myself for not even trying to kiss you”, wrote Al Fracakis.
Five years after these letters were written; Dorothy married an Army man, Victor Carlberg who passed away two years ago.
How these letters reached to destination?
Dorothy Bartos Carlber used to live at a home in the 2700 block of South Kolin in 1945 and it was during that time that she wrote back and forth to Naval Officer Al Fracakis.
Now a woman Martha Rodriguez lives at same home where Dorothy used to live. Martha said that two letters just surfaced and were dropped in the postal mail box two weeks ago.
Martha read letters and started finding Dorothy Bartos Carlber and at last found her was able to hand over the letters to Dorothy. “Every time I would read the letters, I would cry,” said Rodriguez, 38. “I was trying to hold myself together, but now I’m glad that she got them.”
Dorothy’s five children say this whole experience is proving mind-boggling.
“She had a whole other life that we weren’t aware of,” said daughter Sandy Jacobson. “Who knows what would have happened if she would have received them?”
Dorothy now lives in an assisted living facility about two hours from here in Whitewater, Wisconsin. The whereabouts of Naval Officer Al Fracakis are still a mystery but his love never dies and at last his lover is known by whole world today—–with a pause of 70 years but time no matters in love—eternal love.