A mail piece that was originally sent in 1967 finally got to the intended recipient. Nearly 46 years ago, Bert Jacobson mailed ...
a post card to his mother in Oklahoma.
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A post card is delivered after 46 years. A mail piece that was originally sent in 1967 finally got to the intended recipient. Nearly 46 years ago, Bert Jacobson mailed a post card to his mother in Oklahoma.He was a 13-year-old at the time and had been on a trip with his father to the East Coast to purchase mixing equipment and concrete trucks for the family business. The post card, bought from the Old Country Store Museum in Pennsylvania, contains a 4-cent Abraham Lincoln stamp, a 1967 postmark and Jacobson’s cheerful message to his mother. Although his mom was surprised it took so long to finally get to her, Jacobson hasn’t given up on the U.S. postal service. He states “I'm sure this is one in billion. Mine just happened to be one of them.” Recently another mail package in Pennsylvania made its way to The Times-Tribune's front desk. The tube-like package had been mailed 63 years ago.Inside the mail piece was a Pennsylvania Railroad calendar for the year 1950 and it was originally sent to the now deceased general manager of the business. Post office employees were unable to track its history, but despite the mystery, employees of the Times-Tribune vow to find the vintage calendar a good home.