A postcard written by a happy 13-year-old Oklahoma City boy in 1967 finally arrived to its destination this month – 46 years later.
According to the Huff Post, the 4c postcard was sent during the Vietnam War when comic books (now termed graphic novels) were 10c.
That was an era when the Civil Rights movement was in full-swing and anti-miscegenation laws prevailed in the majority of states. At the time, both Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were alive and well. In the summer of 1967, the Beatles were mesmerizing a generation with their record “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”.
“Under a piece of machinery? I don’t know. I have no idea,” says Bert Jacobson about why it took so long to deliver the letter.
The card mysteriously arrived at the P.O. box albeit in worn condition. The boy who wrote the postcard, Bert Jacobson, briefly wrote his mother about the “awesome trip” he was enjoying the vacation with his father and accompanied by his cousins. Bert was traveling down the Eastern coastline touring sites along the way.
This past November, a post card mailed by husband and wife to their younger children during WWII arrived in pristine condition. The postcard mentioned how they were doing while visiting their son nicknamed “Geo” who was stationed in Rockford, Ill. In most cases, people who receive mail so long after the fact are thrilled to receive it.
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