Tuesday, November 2, 2010

1879 Lost in the Mail

We've all heard stories of a piece of mail delivered 10 years, sometimes 40 years, after it was written. Well, it also happened in Fowlerville. Even way back in 1879, mail would end up in the strangest places and be found years later, as shown in the following article published in The Fowlerville Review:

When moving the post office case on Tuesday, a letter was found addressed to Mr. J.C. Ellsworth, of this place, laying in the aparture under one of the drawers. It is supposed that the drawer must have been full of mail and, upon pulling it out, the letter must have dropped down unnoticed. The letter was about three years old.

Too bad it wasn't reported who sent the letter or what it ended up being about.

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