Lost letter makes it way back home 60 years later
Xan Wedel found the letter, postmarked Nov. 11, 1948, in her mailbox Friday, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. The envelope was stamped with"Return to sender" and"Found in supposedly empty mailbox," the newspaper said.
The letter was addressed to a Ruth Willisten in Rockfall, Connecticut, but it never reached its destination. It was sent by Gertrude Gilmore, who lived at Wedel's house in 1948.
The letter states,"All Lawrence is in mourning since the election," in which Truman, a Democrat, beat Republican Thomas E. Dewey for the presidency. The election would have taken place just days before the letter was postmarked.
comments powered by Disqus
- Number of women leaders around the world has grown, but they’re still a small group
- Say goodbye to the weirdest border dispute in the world
- Harvard acquires Thoreau's notes on the death of Margaret Fuller
- Big-time Hollywood director makes a movie about Stonewall
- Richard Rothstein says government policy created ghettos
- The Islamic historian who can explain why some states fail and others succeed
- High school senior credited with debunking book by Professor Richard Jensen
- Historians at loggerheads over the AP standards
- Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems