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Postcard arrives in Ohio 47 years late

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 HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — A woman's greetings from Montana have finally arrived in northeast Ohio — 47 years later.

Insurance agent Dave Conn opened his post office box in the community of Hudson last week and found a mysterious postcard mailed from Helena, Mont., in 1962.

It was sent to Marion White, the previous renter of the box, who had died in 1988. The writer signed the postcard "Fran" and mentioned having "had a marvelous time in Montana."

Conn says he asked clients and friends and determined the card must have come from White's well-traveled friend Frances Murphey, a longtime reporter at the Akron Beacon Journal. She died in 1998 at age 75.

U.S. Postal Service spokesman Victor Dubina says the postcard may have been stuck in equipment or lost behind a mail chute.

Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

 Copyright 2009 The Associated Press

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