Postcard arrives in Ohio 47 years late

HUDSON, Ohio – A woman’s postcard bearing greetings from Montana has finally arrived in northeastern Ohio — 47 years later.

Insurance agent Dave Conn opened his post office box in the community of Hudson last week and found the mailing sent from Helena, Mont., in 1962.

It was sent to Marion White, the previous renter of the box, who had died in 1988. The writer signed the postcard “Fran” and mentioned having “had a marvelous time in Montana.”

After asking around, Conn says he determined the card must have come from White’s well-traveled friend Frances Murphey, a longtime reporter at the Akron Beacon Journal. She died in 1998 at age 75.

U.S. Postal Service spokesman Victor Dubina says the postcard may have been stuck in equipment or lost behind a mail chute.



One response to this post.

  1. Posted by jim on April 11, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    very unfortunate that this happeded, but at least the person (s) that found it did forward it to the next person.
    Surely someone is still living that are relatives of the sender or the supposedly receiver of this mail. I hope they are fortunate to see this wonderful real life story.



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