Postcard mailed during World War II arrives at New York home

Postcard mailed during World War II arrives at New York home

Cebu : Philippines | Nov 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM PST
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Skooter reports 11/24/12

Nearly 70 years ago a postcard was mailed and has finally arrived at the former upstate New York home of the couple who sent it. The postcard was posted July 4, 1943 from Rockford, Ill., and was addressed to sisters Pauline and Theresa Leisenring in Elmira.

Their parents mailed the postcard home when they paid a visit to their brother, George Leisenring who was stationed at Rockford's Medical Center Barracks at Camp Grant, an Army post during World War II.

The postcard message was quoted as follows, "Dear Pauline and Theresa, We arrived safe, had a good trip, but we were good and tired."

The postcard arrived last week at the family’s former home, where a another family now lives, Elmira's Star-Gazette newspaper reports.

A postal official presumed that the postcard may have been found by someone outside the postal office and put it back in the mail.


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Hawaiian Aloha nui Postcard c.1908
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