SANDY HOOK BAY, New Jersey (WNBC) -- More than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy residents still face a long road to recovery, but for one family the debris strewn along a New Jersey beach uncovered a glimpse of a true love affair more than a half century old.
There were 57 of them: love letters from a young woman in New Jersey to her boyfriend in Vermont, found tied with a ribbon inside a box on the shore of Sandy Hook Bay after the storm.
The letters, written during and after World War II, were found two weeks ago by Kathleen Chaney's 14-year-old son Patrick.
"I wanted to return them to whoever they belonged to," said Kathleen Chaney. "They're beautiful. She obviously adored him."