Yours Forever And A DayWritten by Amber Krycka
You're in love, in 1908.
Her dad doesn't like you.
But you want to spend the rest of your life together.
You hide your love letters and a blaze over 100 years later reveals your fiery passion.
A North Platte man now sees that it's his job to share a true love tale.
On August 1st, at about 11:30 p.m., a fire destroyed a home.
"A neighbor called me and told me that there was a fire and time I got there the fire crew was there pouring a lot of water on it, it was pretty well confined to the top of the attic," says Sherman Hirch, Homeowner.
But no one knew at the time that a letter of a true love story would unfold from the ashes.
"I am guessing this letter may have been in the attic between the floor between the boards because there were some boards that were kind of rough up there it would've been possible to slip that letter between the boards, and I found it on the floor which is part of the living area by the fireplace," says Hirch.
It's a letter between two high school sweethearts; Alice Berge and Bert Barber.
"Well in 1908 when they were writing these letters back in forth they weren't married yet. So I called over to the courthouse and found out they got married April 15, 1915, and then by the 1940 census they we're divorced ...He was living n Los Angeles and she was living in Fort Worth, Texas and he and remarried," says Kaycee Anderson, Historical Researcher.
And now Andersen is trying to figure out the mystery by putting the historical puzzle together.
“He mentioned something in the letter about previous indiscretions, and so the filling I got from the letter was that maybe a little romance, maybe her parents didn't approve; there's a reason on where the letter was for over a hundred years and actually was hidden in the attic or maybe hidden in a box of stored things. I don't think anybody will ever know,” says Anderson.
“Friday, My dear, dear Alice,” says Hirch.
“I am glad to hear that you forgive and forget. I was not expecting to come to Lewellen until the train was a quarter of a mile, and I had to sprint some to catch it. I didn’t get to mail the letter I had in the house already. The train is about to go back ,so goodbye dear,” says Anderson.
The house will soon be demolished and torn down forever, but the young love preserved within its walls will never be destroyed.
"Yours forever and a day, Burt,” says Anderson.