All of us have witnessed post office delays in terms of receiving a postcard. However, none of us experienced such a delay. A Belding, Michigan, woman claimed that she received a postcard that was stamped back in 1920. Brittany Keech said, “Yea, that’s a little too slow.” It was a surprising visit for her when she walked into her mail on Tuesday. She did not have any idea about what she was going to receive via USPS.
According to her, she received possibly a Halloween postcard that was possible lost in the mail. “I start looking at it and I’m like, ‘Okay it’s been through some wear and tear,” she said. The mail had a postmark of October 29, 1920, along with a one-cent stamp of George Washington’s era in the corner. The front of the card was fitting the current time, she added.
Keech posted the photo of the mail on Facebook. The post on the “Positively Belding” page was shared by hundreds of users and received dozens of comments. The purpose of posting the photo on Facebook was to reach a family member of the actual receiver of the mail. Keech added that she was planning to put the mail in the museum in Belding if she would not find the right family member.
The mail included the symbols of a witch with a cat and a goose and an owl. It stated, “Halloween greetings. Which would you rather be? A goose or a pumpkin head?” The mail was written in an old, cursive way. It was addressed to a Roy McQueen on Division Street. Flossie Burgess sent the mail to his cousins on the occasion of Halloween. Burgess told his cousins about the awful lame knees of his mother.
“In most cases, these incidents do not involve mail that had been lost in our network and later found,” said a USPS spokesperson. The company re-enters the lost cards into its system to deliver them to the addressed location. However, it is a very rare scene when such a huge delay occurs.