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Lost letter found 17 years later in Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Laura Knapp doesn’t remember writing the letter written on an Air Force Reserve notepad.

“But I see that I did because that’s my handwriting,” said Knapp. “That’s amazing.”

The letter is postmarked May 26, 1999.

“That must have been one of the first years I was here,” said Knapp. “I can’t even remember having sent this.”

Knapp says the letter was intended for her son, but a stranger recently stumbled upon it while cleaning his home.

Inside the envelope was the handwritten letter to Knapp’s son, and folded inside is a picture of his grandparents.

“He didn’t really know either of his grandparents,” said Knapp. “I guess I wanted to let him know what they looked like.”

The man who found the letter contacted KHQ and asked if we would deliver it to Knapp.

Knapp says she is going to see her son on Monday and hand deliver the letter and picture to him so it doesn’t get lost again.

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