I don’t think I would have turned that card over to the mail man — not without making copies, and getting a notary to validate an affidavit. I also don’t buy the excuse that some homeowner hung on to the card for 50 years, sold their house, and the buyer put the card n the mail box. What kind of dopey excuse is that?
I agree with you completely. Elizabeth texted me and told me that after the newspaper interviewed her, the mailman showed up and told her that if she didn’t turn the postcard back over to them, she would be arrested. I looked up some case law and from what I could find, she was well within her rights to just tell them that she had made arrangements with the intended recipient to get the card to him by other means.
The original postmark is from Chicago. The 2nd postmark is from way up north in Iron Mountain Michigan (Kingsford Exchange post office).
Right - that doesn’t make any sense as the second post mark is in Michigan and if it was originally delivered correctly it would have been in Georgia - the buyer of the old house just happened to go back up near where it was originally mailed in Chicago and dropped it to be mailed? My theory would be that it fell and got lost behind a cabinet or piece of equipment and was recently found when it was moved for the first time after all of these years and then sent on its way - Michigan is close to Chicago so that is probably where it was moved to be sorted after being mailed. This is not the first story we’ve seen about a post card being delivered decades later. And what is their explanation as to why it would be delivered in Florida when it clearly has a Georgia address?