A postcard received two days ago by Alan Marion gives a whole new meaning to the term “snail mail.”
The postcard, which was meant for Marion’s great-grandmother Florence, was postmarked with the date February 20, 1940.
After the postcard first arrived at a post office in Butte Falls, Oregon, in July of last year, it took post office employee Sunny Bryant nearly ten months to track down one of Florence’s relatives.
Written in pencil decades ago, the postcard reads:
“Arrived in Portland at 8 o’clock. Having a fine time. Be home sometime Sat. –Blanche.”
Marion received the long-overdue postcard on April 14, 2014.
“To me, it’s one of those things that must have been meant to be,” said Marion.
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Bryant, who had only been working at the Butte Falls Post Office for one month, noticed the card in circulation and was astonished. “I looked at it, and I’m like, ‘What am I supposed to do with this?’” she said.
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