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November 24 2012

US Postal Service finally delivers postcard mailed in 1943


A postcard mailed from Rockford, Ill., to two sisters in Elmira, NY, in 1943 finally arrived at its destination last week. After 69 years, a postal worker delivered it to a house along Bridgman Street now owned by Adam and Laura Rundell, the Elmira Star-Gazette reported.

It was delivered in mint condition. We were so shocked, Laura Rundell told the Elmira Star-Gazette. Its a treasure that just showed up in the mailbox with our address on it.

The postcard was sent to Pauline and Theresa Leisenring from their parents, who were visiting their brother George at the Medical Center Barracks at Camp Grant, an Army post during World War II, the Associated Press reported. The family lived in the house at the time.

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