- Apr 24, 2011
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Sent a letter to Georgia, Russia, went on a trip to Georgia USA, before final making it to the right one
(C) BBC. '19A postcard a man sent to his parents while on holiday arrived through the letterbox 28 years after it was posted.
Jim Green, 66, went to Benidorm, Spain, in September 1991 with friends when he sent the card back home to Essex.
He assumed it got lost in the post when his parents never received it at their Finchingfield address.
The painter and decorator said he "couldn't believe it" when the postcard landed on the doormat, as first reported in the Dunmow Broadcast.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...d-mailed-33-years-earlier/7551588872056/?sl=1An Iowa man who received a postcard from his sister said he was surprised to note the card had been mailed in 1987.
Paul Willis, a hog farmer in Thornton, said a postcard appeared in his mailbox recently from his sister, Annie Lovell, and he soon noticed the card bore a picture of Lovell on a Grand Canyon hike in 1987 -- and a San Francisco postmark from December of that same year.
Willis said the postcard bore a second postmark from April 29 of this year in Des Moines, so he called the post office to see if they had any explanation for the postcard's tardiness.
"She said, 'Well, the post offices are all going through deep cleaning because of COVID-19,' " Willis told the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.
The employee said the postcard may have been discovered while furniture and machines were being moved for cleaning. ...
SOURCE: https://apnews.com/d25758553927e46a49d2adb976ed6859Car wash worker returns stimulus check discovered in trash
A car wash worker in North Carolina found treasure amid the business’s trash when he discovered a $1,200 IRS stimulus check mixed in with the garbage.
Antonio Hernandez was taking out the trash at the Greenville car wash when he spotted the payment in the can, WITN-TV quoted his daughter, Michelle Alvarado, as saying.
Hernandez and Alvarado were able to track down recipient Charles Thompson, who said he was not even expecting to get a check after recently moving to a new address.
“I was behind on rent, I work construction so I work by the day, and I just try to keep going and going as best I can,” Thompson told the news station. “That money helped put me ahead and put me on the right track a little bit, to get back on my feet.”
Hernandez and Alvarado added that they were happy to help connect Thompson with the lost funds, even though they and Thompson had no idea how the check ended up at the car wash in the first place.
https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/toron...ered-package-he-ordered-8-years-ago-1.4955170Toronto man says Canada Post just delivered package he ordered 8 years ago
A Toronto man says Canada Post recently delivered to him a package that he ordered online nearly eight years ago.
After a Canada Post delivery person rang his doorbell on May 6, Elliot Berinstein said he found a package from the online retailer Well.ca sitting on his doorstep.
Berinstein said he was initially confused because he hadn’t ordered anything from the e-commerce site in years. When he opened it, however, it all began to make sense. ...
“I opened it and inside was an invoice from 2012 and it was a tube of Brylcream I ordered in 2012,” ...
At the time of his initial order, Berinstein said he had been living in Ottawa and the hair cream never arrived at his address there. He said he contacted Well.ca and they agreed to ship the product again to his home in Toronto because he thought it might be easier.
“It didn’t come again and I’m like ‘OK, this isn’t worth the headache’ so I just forgot about it,” he said. ...
They were tracked down by Suffolk County Council's assistant archivist Heidi Hughes, who realised she lived in the same village where Clemmie still lives - Hasketon, near Woodbridge in Suffolk.
"I just wanted to cry with the emotions of it all as I realised it was somebody from my village," she said.
In the letter, Pte Cole, 29, wrote: "Well Mother, Dad and boys, I guess I must close once again, hoping you all keep well, roll on when this do is over so we can get back to rest peace and quietness once again.
"Don't worry if you have to wait a long while for a letter or card sometimes Mother, as we can't always write for days at a time, also there is delay in getting it away."
Clemmie, 87, said it was amazing to receive the letter after all that time had passed.
"It's unbelievable that such a thing could happen," he said.
Pte Cole wrote in the letter that he expected the German army would "soon be on the run and when that happens nothing will stop them getting back to Germany in double quick time".
Clemmie said most of the soldiers did not know the real situation, adding: "I suppose like with all these things you live in hope."
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...etnam-delivered-52-years-later/5271590779316/Soldier's letter home from Vietnam delivered 52 years later
An Indiana woman said she was surprised when a letter her brother sent while serving in the Vietnam War finally made its way to her after 52 years.
Janice Tucker said an envelope postmarked May 10, 2020, arrived at her home in North Vernon last week and she was shocked to discover it contained a letter her brother, William Lone, had sent to her while he was serving in Vietnam in 1968.
"So, I called my brother. He lives in South Carolina. I read the letter to him and he said, 'I remember writing that letter to you,'" Tucker told WHAS-TV.
Lone said he remembered putting the letter in an envelope, affixing a 5-cent stamp and handing it off to another soldier to mail to his sister at the family's then-home in Floyds Knobs, Ind.
Tucker said the letter was not in the original envelope when it arrived at her home, indicating someone had found it and tracked her down at her current address.
"The fact that this letter came to me 52 years later by way of Indy is a real mystery to me," Tucker said. "This is not the original envelope. Someone found this and found out who I was." ...
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...stcard-mailed-16-years-earlier/3951593099027/Wisconsin man receives postcard mailed 16 years earlier
... Tom Ramsden of Beloit said a postcard bearing the image of Mount Rushmore arrived at his home this month with a message from his parents, and a note attached to the card said it had been found in Green Bay on June 11.
Ramsden said a conversation with his mother revealed the card's vintage.
"Pre-COVID they would take yearly trips and I figured it was from a year ago, but when I asked about it she said it was from 2004," he told the Beloit Daily News. "I was like, 'wow, where has this thing been?' It's rather weathered and someone took care to tape the edges and send it to me."
Ramsden said the note offered no additional details other than where and when it was found.
His mother, Joycelyn Ramsden, said she remembered sending the postcard during the 2004 trip ...
The family said the postcard's whereabouts for the past 16 years are a complete mystery. ...
Reminds me of the notorious incident (I used to work at a zoo) when we shipped a large quantity of Madagascan Hissing cockroaches (without admitting what was in the parcel!) which never turned up at their destination - on inquiry Bristol sorting office reported the package had been 'damaged' in their depot and the contents lost!!god....
you learn something new...? eh?
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/1...led-by-her-late-mother-in-2015/8291607968673/Woman receives birthday card mailed by her late mother in 2015
An Ohio woman said a birthday card her mother mailed to her in 2015 finally arrived this month -- two years after the older woman's death. ...
Katrina Jones, of Youngstown, said she checked her mail during her lunch break when she spotted an envelope that immediately stood out. ...
"The return address is from my mother. Then I looked at the handwriting and I said that's my mother's handwriting. My mother passed away in 2018" ...
Jones said the envelope was postmarked June 20, 2015. It contained a birthday card from her mother. ...
Jones said she doesn't know why the card took so long to arrive, but she considers it to be a sign.
"Someone told me at work, 'It wasn't meant for you to receive back then,'" Jones said. "It was meant for me to receive now." ...
At least it got there!I sent something First Class last Monday and it arrived today.
Similar situation in RoI. Big backlogs, ordinary mail and parcels.At least it got there!
A postal worker from the next town told me yesterday that she's never seen such huge quantities of mail being processed, even at this time of year.
All the posties are worn out. There are already people going off with stress and exhaustion. Makes you worry about them and their families.