Woman Finds A Postcard In Her Mail That Was Actually Sent Almost 100 Years Ago

When phones and video calls were not a thing, postcards connected people and families. They had to wait for a few days before hearing back from the other side. That was the amount of patience it demanded! Good news and bad news traveled miles to reach the concerned person.

It’s hard to imagine what people would have gone through in case their letter never reached the person it was addressed to and was lost somewhere.

That might have been the case of one family who never received this postcard that has just been added to the mailbox of a Michigan woman. This postcard was mailed almost 100 years ago but looks like, it had disappeared for all these years only to return mysteriously.

This 100-year-old postcard had been in the mailbox of Brittany Keech. She carried all the bills and other mails and found this postcard in the pile too. It baffled Keech when she stumbled upon such an old letter and could not understand how it landed there.

She revealed, “I thought it was very peculiar that I was receiving a postcard because nobody sends postcards anymore nowadays. I went ‘OK, this is different’.”


Keech was curious to know about this mysterious postcard and so, she picked it up to have a thorough look at it. The date on the postcard was October 29, 1920, and it had her house address written it. However, the person it was meant to reach was Roy McQueen!

The card read:

“Dear Cousins,

Hope this will find you all well. We are quite well but mother has awful lame knees. It is awful cold here. I just finished my history lesson and am going to bed pretty soon. My father is shaving and my mother is telling me your address. I will have to close for a night. Hope grandma and grandpa are well. Don’t forget to write us – Roy get his pants fixed yet.”

The letter was signed by someone named Flossie Burgess.

The postcard had Halloween details on it including a black cat with a broom in its hand, a goose with a pumpkin, an image of an old woman taking support with a cane stick. Almost everything drawn on it screamed “Halloween”!

Keech posted the pictures of the postcard on Facebook hoping to find the family that it belongs to. “So excited to find the family to give this wonderful postcard to,” she wrote.

A spokesperson for the postal service said that “in most cases these incidents do not involve mail that had been lost in our network and later found. What we typically find is that old letters and postcards — sometimes purchased at flea markets, antique shops and even online — are re-entered into our system.”

“The end result is what we do best — as long as there is a deliverable address and postage, the card or letter gets delivered.”

Keech updated that she is in contact with someone who might be from that family. She wrote, “Will keep updating this post as we know more. Fingers crossed.”