October 11, 2017
DETROIT – A Detroit woman recently found something in the mail she wasn’t expecting: a letter postmarked with the year 1955.
It made it to the right address, but it hasn’t yet made it to the right person.
“I was wondering, ‘What is this?'” Michelle Moore said.
Right away, there was something about a card in the mail that caught Moore’s eye. The postmark said Jan. 7, 1955.
“I did the math, and, wow, the post office is late on this — 62 years late,” Moore said.
She recognized the name it was addressed to: Mr. Allan Pearlman. Moore’s 85-year-old mother had bought the house from Pearlman in 1957, and still has it to this day.
She said the number below his name, 38, was the original ZIP code for her neighborhood.
“If you’re not at a certain age, you wouldn’t know that,” Moore said.
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