World War II-era love letters written by a former Rumson woman to her future husband washed ashore in Sandy Hook Bay after Hurricane Sandy, according to various news accounts.

The letters were written over five years, beginning in 1942, by Dorothy Fallon to her boyfriend, Lynn Farnham, who was then living in Vermont.

No one knows how this treasure trove of affection, which was found tied in a ribbon and inside a box, wound up on a beach in Atlantic Highlands.

Farnham is dead, Fallon, now 91, lives in a senior high rise in Asbury Park, and the house where she lived in Rumson is long gone.

Check out this video from NBC News’ Brian Thompson.