A Spokane man’s passion for music led to the discovery of a touching letter hidden inside an album purchased online. Justin Peterson spent months looking for Soundgarden’s Superunknown album. He finally found it online, and when it was delivered to his house, he found a letter inside of the album sleeve. The letter was written by Sabine Miner, and sent from her home near Philomath, Oregon.
The letter read: “Just in case you want to know where this record is coming from, I am Mark’s mother. Mark left us in 2002. He suffered a heart attack at age 39 while running in the Oregon Coastal Mountain Range. The only consolation we have is that he died in a beautiful place doing what he loved most — running, music, and of course his son Kai.”
Miner explained she was selling her son Mark’s music collection that includes 2,000 CD’s and 600 vinyl albums to pay for Kai’s schooling. She said she wanted to share the music that meant so much to her son with someone who appreciated it as much as he did.
The one thing we all share in, the love of music. We may not always like the same music but music certainly does bring people together.