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    Christmas card arrives 93 years late

    OBERLIN, Kansas (AP) -- A postcard featuring a color drawing of Santa Claus and a young girl was mailed in 1914, but its journey was slower than Christmas. It just arrived in northwest Kansas.

    The Christmas card was dated December 23, 1914, and mailed to Ethel Martin of Oberlin, apparently from her cousins in Alma, Nebraska.

    It's a mystery where it spent most of the last century, Oberlin Postmaster Steve Schultz said.

    "It's surprising that it never got thrown away," he said. "How someone found it, I don't know."

    Ethel Martin is deceased, but Schultz said the post office wanted to get the card to a relative.

    That's how the 93-year-old relic ended up with Bernice Martin, Ethel's sister-in-law. She said she believed the card had been found somewhere in Illinois.

    "That's all we know," she said. "But it is kind of curious. We'd like to know how it got down there."

    The card was placed inside another envelope with modern postage for the trip to Oberlin -- the one-cent postage of the early 20th century wouldn't have covered it, Martin said.

    "We don't know much about it," she said. "But wherever they kept it, it was in perfect shape."
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    That is a cool story. I wish I could see what the drawing looked like. It's amazing that it's still in good shape after all this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeRose View Post
    That is a cool story. I wish I could see what the drawing looked like. It's amazing that it's still in good shape after all this time.
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