07-29-2004, 08:36 AM #1Former Member
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American woman's postcard to mother takes 37 years to arrive
SEELYVILLE, Penn. (AP) - 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.
In addition to the four-cent stamp a 23-cent stamp was affixed, and the 18431 zip code was pencilled in. The card was postmarked Aug. 19, 1967, at the Asbury Park post office, and July 14, 2004, in New York City's Brooklyn borough.
"A lot of credit goes to the Brooklyn post office and whoever got the postcard to me," Orth said.
That was Ernesto Perry of the U.S. Post Office undelivered mail unit in Brooklyn.
The postcard was behind a machine that was recently moved, Perry said. He said he added the zip code and the 23-cent stamp and sent it on its way