World War Two postcard arrives in New York after 70 years

Postal worker 
By: Shifra Unger 

Even after 70 years one should not give up on the Postal Service, according to press reports.

A postcard sent nearly 70 years ago has finally reached the old house in upstate New York for the two it was sent for.

The postcard was sent July 4, 1943, from Rockford, Illinois, to sisters Pauline and Teresa Leisenring in Elmira.

Their brother, George Leisenring, was stationed at the Rockford Medical Center barracks Camp Grant, an army post during World War II. His parents came to visit when the postcard was sent home.

The postcard reads in part: "Dear Pauline and Teresa, we arrived safe, we had a good trip, but we were good and tired." The local newspaper reported that the postcard arrived in the old family home, where a different family now lives.

An official says the postcard may have been found by someone outside the postal service and placed in the mail.