Remember the good ol’ days when we used to send postcards, letters, and packages? What about that one letter that never got to its final destination? You waited months on end for the recipient to receive your note but ended up coming to terms that perhaps, the letter got lost. What if we were to tell you that your message wasn’t lost, but delayed…by 100 years. Post can turn up 100 years late, as it happened to one woman from Michigan who received a postcard sent in 1920.
Someone Else’s Mail
In September of 2020, Brittany Keech, a resident of Belding, Michigan, received an unexpected postcard that seemed like it was from another time. Keech decided to investigate and took another look at the postcard, looking for an exclamation on why it looked like it was from another time. The postcard was marked as dispatched in October of 1920, yes you read that right, 1920! The letter was addressed to somebody named Roy McQueen at Keech’s address and had a vintage postage stamp on it.
Skeptical at First
Receiving old residents’ mail is nothing new, but receiving mail that’s 100 years old is something else! The date surprised Keech, and she wasn’t sure she was going to be able to read the letter in the first place. She knew it was old; the postcard featured a vintage Halloween-themed illustration congratulating Roy. At first, she wasn’t sure about its authenticity, but after some investigation, she realized it was a legitimate card.
What Was Written:
“Dear Cousins, I hope this will find you all well. We are quite well, but mother has awful lame knees. It is awful cold here. I just finished my history lesson and am going to bed pretty soon. My father is shaving, and my mother is telling me your address. I will have to close for a night. Hope grandma and grandpa are well. Don’t forget to write to us – Roy get his pants fixed yet.”
The Rightful Recipients
As we already know, Roy never got this letter, so Keech decided to deliver the message to its rightful owners; his relatives. People helped in the search for his close ones more than she had imagined; she even made her way to the “New York Times.” Keech is still looking for Roy’s relatives, hoping the letter reaches them within the next 100 years!