Mother's postcard reaches son 54 years late30/04/2012 - 08:13:47
A postcard sent from Chicago in 1958 has finally reached its intended recipient, with a little help from Facebook.
The Chicago Sun-Times said a postcard depicting Shedd Aquarium recently arrived at Scott McMurry’s Virginia home, more than five decades after his mother sent it.
Mr McMurray, 71, said he immediately recognised his mother’s handwriting.
The postcard was addressed to Clairmont Lane in Decatur, Georgia, where Mr McMurry grew up. But it recently arrived in Elizabeth Fulcher’s mail box in Clairmont Lane, South Daytona, Florida.
Ms Fulcher posted a picture of the postcard on Facebook and her friends helped track down Mr McMurry.
The half-century mail delay remains a mystery, but in the meantime, the aquarium has offered to give Mr McMurray a tour of the attraction that his late parents visited.
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