Lost love letter delivered 53 years late in the US

Washington: Better late than never. A long-lost love letter to a student in the US has finally been delivered at his alma mater -- but, after a delay of 53 years.

California University of Pennsylvania, which has received the letter, is now forwarding it to Muhammad Siddeeq at his Indianapolis home after his friends and family members heard news reports about it sent to a student with his former name, the `Washington Observer-Reporter` reported.

The letter addressed to Clark Moore and postmarked February 1958 arrived at the university campus last week. The note ends: "I still miss you as much as ever and love you a thousand times more. Please write me real soon. Vonnie."

Siddeeq, 74, was quoted as saying, "I never dreamed of anything like this. First of all, I`m surprised. The letter is just a testament of the sincerity, interest and innocence of that time."

Siddeeq, who graduated from California University in 1965, said he married Vonnie, and they had four children before divorcing. He said he remarried and fathered an additional 15 children with his second wife.


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