The Mail Moves Slow Out Here in the Boonies

But this is a little ridiculous:

A postcard featuring a color drawing of Santa Claus and a young girl was mailed in 1914, but its journey was slower than Christmas. It just arrived in northwest Kansas.

The Christmas card was dated Dec. 23, 1914, and mailed to Ethel Martin of Oberlin, apparently from her cousins in Alma, Neb.

If your math is slow, that’s 93 years late.

Ethel is deceased, so the Post Office went out of their way to get it to her sister-in-law, Bernice Martin. Bernice was told that the card was apparently found somewhere in Illinois.

There’s gotta be an interesting story in there somewhere.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s