A letter mailed from New Jersey in 1987 arrived safely at its Oregon destination this week. Postmarked June 2, 1987, it only took 21 years, seven months and three weeks for the piece of mail to travel from Toms River, N.J., to La Grande, Ore.
Hermann Ilnseher sent his sister, Theresa Schlossarek, an invitation to his son’s high school graduation. Theresa’s absence at the graduation and lack of a gift were noticed. The graduate, Michael Ilnseher, is now an assistant principal at a high school near Atlanta, Ga.