A letter from boot camp in 1953 turns up in 2013
There is a magic to the act of putting pen to paper and writing down one's thoughts and wishes.
Writing a letter.
You can save that letter. And no matter when you open the letter, there you are - right in the moment with the emotions of that moment - connecting with the person to whom you were writing.
That magic certainly touched a Niles man recently.
The postmaster of New Carlisle Indiana knocked on Bob's door, and handed the 79-year-old man a very special letter.
It was a letter Rodgers had written on June 13, 1953 to his wife Jean. He was at Fort Campbell, Kentucky in basic training with the Army's 503rd Airborne Infantry.
Bob Rodgers joined us now from Niles, Michigan.
You can listen to the interview above.