World War II-era postcard sent in 1943 to one pair of sisters, makes it to another set of siblings 89 years later
A postcard mailed nearly seven decades ago finally arrived at its destination last week, landing in the mailbox of an upstate New York home.
The card, dated July 4, 1943, was addressed to sisters Pauline and Theresa Leisenring of Elmira, N.Y.
Their parents sent the note while visiting their brother, George Leisenring, a soldier stationed at the Medical Center Barracks at Camp Grant in Rockford, Ill., during World War II.
“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,” the note reads.
“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.”
A postal official said the postcard was likely found by someone outside the postal service and put it back in the mail…
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