Postcard Mailed During WWII Finally Arrives

Only took it 70 years or so
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 23, 2012 2:07 PM CST
This Aug. 3, 2012 photo shows a post card collection in Cross Lanes, W. Va.   (AP Photo/The Daily Mail, Craig Cunningham)

(Newser) – A postcard mailed nearly 70 years ago has finally arrived at the former upstate New York home of the couple who sent it. The postcard was sent July 4, 1943, from Rockford, Illinois, to sisters Pauline and Theresa Leisenring in Elmira. Their brother, George Leisenring, was stationed at Rockford's Medical Center Barracks at Camp Grant, an Army post during World War II. Their parents were visiting him when they mailed the postcard home.

The postcard reads in part, "Dear Pauline and Theresa, We arrived safe, had a good trip, but we were good and tired." Elmira's Star-Gazette newspaper reports the postcard arrived last week at the family's former home, where a different family now lives. A postal official says the postcard may have been found by someone outside the postal service and placed in the mail. (Read more postcard stories.)

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