Postcard Arrives 47 Years Late

postcardA postcard sent from Montana in 1962 has finally arrived at its Ohio destination. It only took 47 years for the correspondence to travel across the country.

Last week, Dave Conn opened his post office box in Hudson, Ohio, and found the postcard sent from Helena, Mont. It was addressed to Marion White, the previous owner of the box. The sender of the postcard signed her name as “Fran” and said she’d “had a wonderful time in Montana.” Unfortunately, Marion White died in 1988 and was unavailable to receive the tardy postcard.

A U.S. Postal Service spokesperson suggested the postcard must have become stuck in some equipment or lost behind a mail chute.

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