POSTCARD SENT IN 1920 FINALLY GETS DELIVERED TO A MICHIGAN HOME A CENTURY

A woman from Michigan received a postcard in her mailbox which had been sent almost exactly 100 years ago.

Brittany Keech from Belding, east of Grand Rapids said the message was completely unexpected and is now trying to find relatives of the intended recipient. 

The postcard had a George Washington stamp affixed in the top right hand corner and was postmarked October 29th, 1920 having been sent just before Halloween of that year, from Jamestown, Michigan.

The front of the postcard depicts a witch together with a cat along with a goose and an owl and with a punny message, ‘Halloween greetings. Witch would you rather be? A goose or a pumpkin head?’ 

The postcard was addressed to a Roy McQueen on Division Street and although the card looked old, the cursive handwriting written on the back of it was still legible:    

Dear Cousins, 

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 us – Roy get his pants fixed yet.

-Flossie Burgess

Keech is now hoping that she will be able to track down descendants of the people for whom the message was intended. 

So far, she has posted it to a Facebook group which celebrates local stories where it has received more than a hundred comments.

If the present-day family cannot be found, she says that she may offer it to the local museum in Belding. 

It has been learnt that Roy McQueen in the 1920 census lived at the same address where Keech now resides with her husband and two children. 

Source: The Mirror

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