No one is quite sure how they got there, but it doesn't seem to matter.
A Goodwill employee in Hillsboro, Oregon, was sifting through items in donation bins when she uncovered something that immediately caught her eye.
"I knew they didn't belong here and I knew I had to find the owner of them and return them," Sara Redlich told the CBS Evening News.
What did she find? A series of love letters — all addressed to a woman named Rosie Hill.
Redlich tracked her down.
The letters were written in 1973 by Hill's now ex-husband as he served in the Vietnam War. The 64-year-old wasn't even aware they existed.
"I didn't even know we had those," she told the CBS Evening News.
The letters found Hill at the perfect time. She told the CBS Evening News that she is slowly losing her memories because of an unknown illness.
"It seems like a lot of my life is gone and I can't find it," she said.
However, as the 64-year-old reads the letters, she is flooded with former memories.
"I remember!" Hill exclaimed. "You smell the smells. You hear the sounds. You feel like you are back in time and place."
Hill may have also found a new friend. According to the CBS Evening News, she and Redlich plan to stay in touch.
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