Christmas Card Arrives 93 Years Late

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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.

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LIer

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Dec 14, 2007
 
Inside was a note that said "come see me, I want to give you a million dollars before I die"
Victor St Ives

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#2
Dec 14, 2007
 
Isn't the post office wonderful?
Kramer was right; we don't need the USPS.
Ralph

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#3
Dec 14, 2007
 
I have the same mailman in my neighborhood. I get my neighbors mail all the time.
Flalady

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#4
Dec 14, 2007
 
Let's see it takes almost 100 years to get a postcard, thank God it wasn't a package.
Oys

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#5
Dec 14, 2007
 
I wish that card had eye & ears. The things it's prob. seen! 93 years?! Oy.
Holly Sarah

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#6
Dec 14, 2007
 
Wow!
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#7
Dec 14, 2007
 
it was probably stuck in the post office spam filter.
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Dec 14, 2007
 
Santa Claus is comin' to town..but we can't wait 93 years....Not much of improvement as I see it...relatively speaking....
Noel

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#9
Dec 14, 2007
 
HELLO, NEWMAN !

HELLO, JERRY...
Mr Pink

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#10
Dec 14, 2007
 
This story is a hoax. Every few years around the holidays, newspapers print these goofy stories that make everyone melt. Give me a break.
malloy

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#11
Dec 14, 2007
 
easy... go to an antique shop, buy an old postcard, slip it into a mailbox during holiday season, and you have, like Mr Pink said, that too often recurring cheesy story.
Mr Pink

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Dec 14, 2007
 
malloy wrote:
easy... go to an antique shop, buy an old postcard, slip it into a mailbox during holiday season, and you have, like Mr Pink said, that too often recurring cheesy story.
THANK YOU. A VOICE OF REASON.
Why

Windermere, FL

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Dec 14, 2007
 
"It just appeared out of nowhere after 93 years" Yeah right! How effing stupid!
For Kidz

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Dec 15, 2007
 
malloy wrote:
easy... go to an antique shop, buy an old postcard, slip it into a mailbox during holiday season, and you have, like Mr Pink said, that too often recurring cheesy story.
Great idea. In fact, we have old postcards here. With that great faded fountain pen ink. I think I'll send one out and see what happens.
Nah, that would be 'cheesy'.:)
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Dec 15, 2007
 
please, is this supposed to make us smile, say "awww the postal service is all about the human touch and getting mail to the rightful ownder no matter how long it takes"? My neighbors get more of my mail than I do, so I'm sure that card would have been thrown away years ago. Like most of my bills that are mis-delivered. Humbug.
Blame Sharpton

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#16
Dec 15, 2007
 
I think Sharpton was the one to blame.
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Dec 15, 2007
 
Flalady wrote:
Let's see it takes almost 100 years to get a postcard, thank God it wasn't a package.
... or a puppy
Who Cares

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#18
Dec 16, 2007
 
who dreams uo this stuff?
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#19
Dec 16, 2007
 
God, I read these comments to figure out what people could find to say about a story like this. Most of you are seriously jaded. Yeah, could be a hoax, or may not be, but with all the crap we hear about in the news, it's a little nice to hear that some old lady's day may have been brightened. I think it is probably true. Probably was delivered in error to wrong person, and it ended up in some attic or antique store until some scavenger found it. How's that for logic?
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#20
Dec 16, 2007
 
Some mailmen keep mail from other people (which is stupid) and if this story is true, i bet you a mailmen kept it, i mean why else would it take so long to receive?

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