Kansas Woman Gets 60-year-old Letter in the Mail

By: AP
By: AP

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ A letter lost in the postal system for nearly 60 years turned up in the mailbox of a Lawrence woman last

The letter -- postmarked November 11th, 1948 -- was found in the woman's mailbox on Friday. The letter never reached its destination -- a woman in Connecticut -- but it took nearly 60 years for the letter to come back to the return address.

Stamped on the envelope was ``Return to Sender'' and ``Found in supposedly empty equipment.''

The letter states, ``All Lawrence is in mourning since the election,'' during which Missourian Harry Truman beat Thomas Dewey for the presidency of the United States. The election would have taken place just days before the letter was postmarked.

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