Thursday, March 13, 2008

Post Haste? What's That?

Someone Should Have Expressed It Better

Was the stamp still valid? A holiday postcard put into a mailbox 33 years ago finally arrived at its destination in Germany this week. The picture postcard was sent by a holidaymaker in the Bavarian Alps to a friend in the city of Aachen, 550 kilometres away. Both the sender and the recipient are long dead. The postal service could not explain why the card took so long to reach its destination. They suspect someone might have found it and sent it on again.

FOOTNOTE: Dead letter office.

7 comments:

Petula Wright said...

Wow! That is so weird/interesting!

Kimberly said...

Finally! Something that makes Canada Post look good!

Tiffany Norris said...

This reminds me of the scene in Amelie!

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

How could they Nazi this coming?

Bradley
The Egel Nest

CrazyCath said...

That has happened in UK. But then that's the Royal Mail...

nitebyrd said...

It probably went via the U.S. Postal Service.

skinnylittleblonde said...

Hmmm....my grandfathers brother was MIA in WWII. Several years after they finally pronounced him dead, my grandfather rec'd a letter in the mail from it. The stamped dates dated back to before he went to missing and my grandfather refused to ever open it.