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Old 12-15-2007, 01:07 PM   #1
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Default Christmas Card Arrives 93 Years Late

What's amazing is the fact that this card was found after 93 years. What's more amazing is that it was found in perfect condition. Think about it - since this card was sent, there have been 2 World Wars, the USSR was born and then collapsed, and we've reached the moon.

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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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Talk about a late card.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:45 PM   #3
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The US Post Office: When it absolutely, positively HAS to be there....within the century.
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Default Re: Christmas Card Arrives 93 Years Late

And to think.

Ethel broke contact with her ******* cousins in Alma, after they she sent THEM a Christmas card.

So many awkward family gatherings could have been avoided.

Oh the irony.
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And to think.

Ethel broke contact with her ******* cousins in Alma, after they she sent THEM a Christmas card.

So many awkward family gatherings could have been avoided.

Oh the irony.
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Nothing surprises me about the USPO, but that is one heckuva story! Thank for posting it, Gary!
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LOL...some good posts here.
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Ethel broke contact with her ******* cousins in Alma, after they she sent THEM a Christmas card.

So many awkward family gatherings could have been avoided.

Oh the irony.
That is just downright funny!
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