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PostSubject: Express Delivery of a zzzzzzzzz sssssnaaaaiiiiiiil mail   Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:19 pm

Christmas card arrives 93 years late
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071215/ap_on_fe_st/odd_long_lost_card

OBERLIN, Kan. - A postcard featuring a color drawing of Santa Claus and a young girl was mailed in 1914, but its journey was slower than Christmas. It just arrived in northwest Kansas.

The Christmas card was dated Dec. 23, 1914, and mailed to Ethel Martin of Oberlin, apparently from her cousins in Alma, Neb.

It's a mystery where it spent most of the last century, Oberlin Postmaster Steve Schultz said. "It's surprising that it never got thrown away," he said. "How someone found it, I don't know."

Ethel Martin is deceased, but Schultz said the post office wanted to get the card to a relative.

That's how the 93-year-old relic ended up with Bernice Martin, Ethel's sister-in-law. She said she believed the card had been found somewhere in Illinois.

"That's all we know," she said. "But it is kind of curious. We'd like to know how it got down there."

The card was placed inside another envelope with modern postage for the trip to Oberlin the one-cent postage of the early 20th century wouldn't have covered it, Martin said.

"We don't know much about it," she said. "But wherever they kept it, it was in perfect shape."
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PostSubject: Re: Express Delivery of a zzzzzzzzz sssssnaaaaiiiiiiil mail   Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:51 pm

Rolling Eyes Well they coulda gone that extra mile and delivered it to the after life, I mean it was their stuff up that stopped the poor lady getting it on time in life...lucky it didn't contain a marriage proposal or news of a big lottery win...
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PostSubject: Re: Express Delivery of a zzzzzzzzz sssssnaaaaiiiiiiil mail   Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:31 pm

Me, I'd have come back to haunt them if they'd messed up my correspondence like that. Wink

You don't have any correspondence...

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PostSubject: Re: Express Delivery of a zzzzzzzzz sssssnaaaaiiiiiiil mail   Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:57 pm

That's amazing! And I thought my mail was slow!
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PostSubject: Re: Express Delivery of a zzzzzzzzz sssssnaaaaiiiiiiil mail   Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:05 pm

Wow, I'll have to tell mom this one (she's a mail driver.)
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PostSubject: Re: Express Delivery of a zzzzzzzzz sssssnaaaaiiiiiiil mail   Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:20 pm

That is amazing! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Express Delivery of a zzzzzzzzz sssssnaaaaiiiiiiil mail   Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:31 pm

I was going to say it might have gotten stuck behind a sorting machine, but they didn't have sorting machines back then. What a Face
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