Construction Worker Who Finds 70-Year-Old Letter Tracks Down The Original Writer

Lewis Shaw tended not to think about the memories and lives connected in the homes he demolished. It was a hard job but he had to do it.

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Thinking deeply about how many memories there may be of people in the houses he has to demolish only complicated his job. But when his crew came across an old-fashioned letter during one project, he couldn’t stay detached. Its contents were so moving that he had to go digging into the writer’s story.

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