Chinese woman writes late husband 530 letters

Updated: 2008-04-01 19:15

BEIJING - As they say, true love never dies. In memory of her late husband, a Chinese woman has written 530 letters to him since his death 14 years ago.

Wan Fengxia, a 75-year-old woman from Beijing's Dongcheng District, admits she has never really gotten over the grief of losing her husband. Since then, she has resorted to writing him letters to express her ever-lasting memory for her loved one, the Beijing Morning Post reported on Tuesday.

"If I tell people around me all the time about my feelings, they might get bored. But the letters won't," she said.

In her writings, Wan expresses everything from recalling their happy past to telling about her daily life, the newspaper reported. She also wrote of China's major events, such as the launch of the manned spacecraft and the recent Olympic torch relay.

"My husband used to follow closely such major events both at home and abroad. I know he would like to know these things."

Wan said one day when she got too old to continue her writing she would spend her time in reading the letters to relive the good old days with her husband.

According to the newspaper, Wan donated 68 of the letters to a museum that features home letters in China.

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