December 18, 2017
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Maine postcard delivered 64 years after being sent

The Associated Press

FARMINGTON, Maine — A former student at the Farmington State Teacher’s College in Maine now has a postcard that was sent to her in the fall of 1946.

The postcard, a thank you note, was sent to Ruth Webber at Purington Hall by “Gert and Charlie.” It was mailed from Winthrop.

The postcard showed up recently in the mailroom at the University of Maine at Farmington. Mailroom employee Andrea Butterfield says the postcard was in mint condition and the ink wasn’t faded. It had a 1 cent stamp on it.

The Sun Journal of Lewiston says there’s no explanation about where the card has been.

On Monday 83-year-old Ruth Webber McGary, received the card. She says she worked with the Charlie who sent the card, but doesn’t remember why it was sent.


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