Brooklyn woman receives three unopened letters from 45 years ago

Maggie Knors Contributor
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Susan Heifetz received letters from her past thanks to a tenant living in her childhood home.

One of the cards was a birthday card dated June 1969 from Heifetz’s now deceased parents. She also got a letter from a past boyfriend who had served in Vietnam. Lastly, she received a letter from her brother, according to CBS New York.

“I always knew that my parents watched over the family. It’s something else to get something like this. It validates everything,” she said.

According to New York Daily News, Heifetz got a call on April 2 from a man in Marine Park, Brooklyn asking her about mail that had been delivered to his home.

Her first reaction was disbelief, but after discovering the way the envelope was sealed she knew that the letters were for her.

“That’s what my mother did for the family. You know, sealed with a kiss,” Heifetz told the New York Daily News.

The birthday card from her parents was for her 19th birthday.

“The post office has no legitimate, normal answer to give us,” Heifetz told the Daily News. “I believe it’s some sort of divine intervention.”

Heifetz believes it to be a blessing and a needed sign as she had been trying to decide whether or not to leave New York for Las Vegas in order to live closer to her brother.

According to the Daily News, she recently retired from the NYPD after 24 years of being employed there. Heifetz has found it hard to leave the area because her parents are buried there.

Heifetz and her brother, Barry, will meet up in New York then cross the country together to reach Las Vegas.

“It was like they were saying, ‘Don’t worry. We’re always going to be with you. So go be with Barry,'” she said.