– A Michigan woman got a strange surprise when she went to her mailbox this week – a postcard that had been mailed out for nearly 100 years.
Brittany Kitch, 30, said she didn’t think much of the card at first because she was so busy with her kids and her everyday life.
“I thought it was very strange that I received a postcard because no one is sending postcards anymore,” Kitsch said. “She is gone” Well that’s different. “
Later, I noticed that the card was stamped with the postmark on October 29, 1920. Its address was in Blading, Michigan, but it was handwritten to someone named Roy McQueen in a cursive handwriting.
The card reads:
I hope you find you all fine. We are in good health, but the mother suffers from weak knees. it’s cold here. I just finished my history lesson and am going to bed soon. Dad shaves and mom tells me your address. I’ll have to shut down for a night. I hope grandpa and grandma are fine. Don’t forget to write to us – Roy has fixed his pants yet. “
It was signed by someone named Flossy Burgess.
The card features a Halloween theme with a black cat holding a broom, bat, goose, and owl, and features a woman wearing a witch hat, wand, and lantern.
There’s a George Washington one-cent stamp on the back, and the stained mail stamp says Jamestown, but it looks like the state is covered with a label of some kind.
Kitsch said she doesn’t know the reason for the card delay. A spokesperson for the Postal Service said: “In most cases, these incidents do not include mail that was lost in our network and later found. What we usually find is that old letters and postcards – sometimes bought from flea markets, antique stores, and even online – are re-entered. The end result is what we do best – as long as there is an address that can be delivered and postage stamps, the card or letter is delivered. ”
Kitsch posted pictures of the postcard to a group on Facebook, hoping to find relatives of McQueen or Burgess, or someone who might know families.
She said, “I have two wonderful women who help me research their lineage.”
Kane said she wanted to return the card to a family member, and said they had evidence of a potential relative.