CHARLOTTE - One Charlotte-area woman is thankful that a family treasure has made its way back to her.
Linda Lou Honey’s father, Maj. Lamont Haas, was killed in an air collision in World War II.
Her mother, Betty Lou Haas, kept a suitcase full of 393 letters her husband had written her. Haas read the letters to Honey each night when she was a child.
However, when Honey’s mother passed away, the suitcase was lost. Now more than two decades later her parents’ lost treasure made it back to her.
Someone in Reno, Nev. bought the suitcase at a storage auction years ago. After realizing what was inside, they turned it over to the Department of Veteran Affairs.
From there it went to Haas’ only living brother in Florida and now to Honey, who reunited with her uncle after 42 years. She calls the event a double blessing.
“Jesus answered my prayers and if we could see in the spirit, I’m sure we could see him smiling,” said Honey. “The hole in my heart that I’ve told my children about all of my life has somehow been made smaller today.”