martes, 18 de diciembre de 2007

Christmas Surprise - Card 93 Years Late

A postcard took a 93 year journey to reach northwest Kansas to the receiptant's relative. The Christmas card was dated Dec. 23, 1914, and mailed to Ethel Martin of Oberlin, apparently from her cousins in Alma, Neb.
The card features a color drawing of Santa Claus and a young girl. Ethel Martin is deceased, but Oberlin Postmaster Steve 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." (Yahoo)

1 comentario:

  1. I can imagine how the receiver was happy to get this postcard! It is one more proof that life has a lot of surprises for us and Christmas is the time of miracles!