81-Year-Old Man Discovers He Has A Son From A Hidden Letter

Grand Rapids Man Had No Idea He Was A Father

Tony Trapani was married to his wife Dolly for 50 years, and they never had children. Dolly died in 2008, and it took Tony a while to go through her things and donate them. Last February Trapani was working on his deceased wife’s work filing cabinet and came across a letter addressed to him from an ex-girlfriend. The letter was sent in 1959.

The woman, Shirley Childress, wanted to come clean with Tony years after their breakup, so she told him about a son he never knew she conceived. Childress wrote, “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. Please Tony if you can find it in your heart to forgive me, please come and see him.

Once Tony found the letter, he started searching for his son. He spent over a year trying to find the boy he never knew. Two weeks ago he found him living in Pennsylvania. The boy is now a 61-year-old man and he said the reunion with his lost father is a miracle. A miracle that has inspired Dave Morin even more to advance further into the technological age as he gives WSJ full account on that position He thought his father didn’t want anything to do with him, but he knows better now.

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