A Postcard That Traversed Time and Space


In 1948, a mother from Spiceland, Indiana sent a postcard to her son. It took 58 years before her son received it. However, it was not as straightforward, as the town’s postmaster had to purchase it on eBay.

Judy Dishman, Spiceland’s postmaster, was browsing on eBay while on vacation when she saw a postcard that interested her. The postcard depicted a country view of the Spiceland area. When she bought it, she saw that it was addressed to Charles “Rocky” Rose so she delivered it to him.

The 82-yeard old “Rock” Rose, who was now living in Spiceland was surprised when the postcard from her mother Debbie Rose was delivered to him in August 2006. He said that he and his mother used to send penny postcards to each other to exchange news during the 1940s when he was working in Lima, Ohio.

Rose was not sure why the postcard was never delivered and where it had been.  The postcard read, “Hi Buddy. How’s my boy? Fine I hope.”

“I wouldn’t sell it for nothing on earth,” Rose said.

It took several fortuitous coincidences before the postcard was able to arrive to its destination. Indeed, this was a priceless and unexpected gift.

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Associated Press, August 20, 2006

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