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InsiderOnline Blog: July 2004

Wish You Were Here!

More evidence of the need for postal reform?

Talk about snail mail: A woman vacationing in New Jersey 37 years ago popped a postcard into the mail and it just arrived at her mother's house in Pennsylvania. Dorothy Orth, of Seelyville in northeastern Pennsylvania, baffled her daughter when she called Saturday to thank her for the card.
     "What card?" Janet Richards, of Port Jervis, N.Y., asked.
When her mother said it was from Asbury Park, N.J., she remembered.
     "I sent that postcard in August 1967, when my husband, Larry, and I were on our fifth wedding anniversary," she said. Orth received it July 17, almost 37 years later. The postcard was behind a machine that was recently moved, according to postal officials.

Posted on 07/29/04 10:44 AM by Mary Katherine Ham

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