Letter From 1948 Finally Arrives In Kansas

Through rain, sleet or snow, the U.S. Postal Service promises to deliver the mail. But it doesn't say when. After 60 years, a letter finally made its way to a mailbox in Kansas. The letter — postmarked Nov. 11, 1948 — was marked return to sender.

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DEBORAH AMOS, host:

Good morning, I'm Deb Amos. Through rain, sleet or snow, the U.S. Postal Service promises to deliver the mail. It just doesn't say when. After 60 years, a letter finally made it to a mailbox in Kansas. The letter, postmarked November 11, 1948, was marked return to sender. The current resident opened it and read about the town's new pastor and the mood in Lawrence, Kansas over Thomas Dewey's loss to Harry Truman. It's MORNING EDITION.

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