Christmas card arrives after 93 years

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Talk about snail mail! A card sent on December 23rd, 1914 from Alabama took 93 years to travel to what should have been a 750-mile journey to its final destination in Oberlin, Ohio.

The Christmas card was sent to Ethel Martin, who used to live in Oberlin from her cousins in Alabama. Since Ethel is no longer alive, the Post Master in Oberlin wanted someone from her family to have it. That is how it ended up with Bernice Martin, Ethel's sister-in-law, who lives in NorthwestKansas.

To add to the mystery, the card was mailed from Chicago, Illinois. Nobody knows how the card got to Chicago or where it has been all these years or why someone bothered to put the correct postage and mail it after all these years. Whatever the reason, this will be a great story for Ethel's family to talk about every Christmas, for years to come.


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  • DarthRaydarThursday, December 6, 2018 at 5:08 am
    oh my
    • Good or BadThursday, October 11, 2018 at 1:25 pm
      I think its crazy
      • doukewayThursday, October 11, 2018 at 11:05 am
        • slytherinfan
          slytherinfanTuesday, September 4, 2018 at 1:34 pm
          Poor person
          • wolfdogFriday, February 2, 2018 at 8:37 am
            How can you be mad if you're already dead. That mail took forever.
            • love-pizza-lifeFriday, December 15, 2017 at 7:18 am
              wow i wounder if the person who sent the card forgot about a month later and lived a normal life without the card getting into her/his brain again.
              • nnnnThursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:11 am
                i would be mad
                • happymango16Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3:41 pm
                  • lemonade11
                    lemonade11Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:22 am
                    I have no words...
                    • oreoshershey
                      oreoshersheyTuesday, October 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm

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