On Sunday, 81-year-old Tony Trapani met his son for the first time.
In fact, the elderly Grand Rapids man had no idea he was a father until very recently, when he discovered a letter apparently hidden by his late wife for decades.
Trapani’s wife, Gertrude “Dolly” Trapani passed away in 2008 after 50 years of marriage.
Trapani told reporters that he started cleaning out some of Dolly’s work-related filing cabinets last February. In one cabinet, he uncovered a handwritten letter from Shirley Childress, an ex-girlfriend of his, sent in 1959.
“Dear Tony, I bet you are surprised to hear from me after so many years. I was just thinking about you tonight like so many other nights. But I thought I would write you and find out how you are,” the letter read. “Tony, please don’t be angry or surprised to hear this. I have a little boy. He is five-years-old now – grey eyes and beautiful black hair. What I am trying to say Tony is he is your son.”
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