Postcard Mailed During WWII Arrives 70 Years Later

Rockford Ill. Postcard

A postcard sent on July 4, 1943, from Rockford, Illinois, to sisters Pauline and Theresa Leisenring in Elmira, N.Y. arrived last week at the intended address nearly 70 years later. The postcard was sent by the sister’s parents who were visiting their brother at the Medical Center Barracks at Camp Grant.

The postcard reads:

“Dear Pauline and Theresa, We arrived safe, had a good trip, but we were good and tired. Geo. looks good, we all went out to dinner today (Sunday). Now we are in the park. Geo has to go back to Grant at 12 o’clock tonight. Do not see much of him. We are going to make pancakes for Geo for supper tonight. See you soon. Love Mother, Dad.”

The post card arrived at the now home of Adam and Laura Rundell.

“It was delivered in mint condition. We were so shocked,” Laura said. “It’s a treasure that just showed up in the mailbox with our address on it.”

Theresa and Pauline would have never known about the postcard. They died in 1954 and 1962 respectively.

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