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Friday, August 26, 2005

Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Time 

Will keep this postcard from finally being delivered:

Peter Symons noticed something odd about a postcard he received in the mail from Florida. "When I looked at it, I saw it had 4 cents in stamps and I said, 'Well, that's sort of strange,'" he said. Then he noticed the postmark: Nov. 7, 1955.

The card, which he received Thursday, showed an aerial view of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla. It bore a pair of 2-cent stamps with the image of Thomas Jefferson and was addressed to "Mrs. Harry McGee, 1-1135 Davie St., Vancouver 5, B.C., Canada."
Bob Taylor, a spokesman for Canada Post, said the delivery truly was a fluke. "It could have been in the U.S. Postal Service for years," he said. "It could have been stuck behind a cabinet. Sometimes these are found during renovations."

Because of insufficient postage, he said, the postcard should have been returned to sender. And who that sender was remains a mystery.

Only a government employee would have the balls to suggest that a postcard being delivered 50 years late should have been returned to sender because it was sent with insufficient postage according to today's rates.


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