Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sad. Touching. Poignant.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Some of the letters are comical (a man asking God to let him win the lottery, twice), others are heartbreaking (a distraught teen asking forgiveness for an abortion, an unwed mother pleading with God to make the baby's father marry her)... The letters -- about 300 in all, sent to a New Jersey minister -- ended up dumped in the ocean, most of them unopened...

"There are hundreds of lives here, a lot of struggle, washed up on the beach," said Bill Lacovara, a Ventnor insurance adjuster who was fishing last month with his son when he spotted a flowered plastic shopping bag and waded out to retrieve it.
Oh wait. Never mind.
Lacovara said he is sad that most of the writers never had their letters read. But he hopes to change that soon: He is putting the collection up for sale on eBay.
I don't know about you, but I'm bidding on the abortion letter. It's the American Way.