SOMERSET, Pennsylvania (KVOA) --Jane Bartow couldn't believe the surprise she got after opening a box sent to her from her father before he died.

She opened it and found old pictures but beneath that, over one thousand pages her father had written to her mother during World War II.

She ended up writing a book with those letters, and she learned about her parents' courtship and the struggles of war.

It's a love story Bartow said she never knew about until she discovered the letters.

"In one of his letters he said he remembered kissing her in the snow that first night they met," said Bartow."They first met right after Pearl Harbor."

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