A New York woman received a series of mails written in the 1960s, and even the post office admits it had no idea what was going on.
Carol Hover said the first mysterious correspondence was mailed on August 30, 1960, and was sent by her deceased mother while she was on her honeymoon.
“The first thing I noticed was my mother’s handwriting,” he told WETM.
“He died in 2014. In August 1960 I found out he was stamped from Canada. So they would be on their honeymoon.”
Ms. Hovers says that after receiving the letter, she took it to the post office in Hornell, New York, “just for a laugh.”
But the post office staff had another surprise for him.
“Oh, you had a backup delivery guy,” they said. We are sad. Do you know Jim and Peg, who sent him?’ As if they were my parents. He was like, ‘Oh my God! There are two more in the back.”
And following that, more historical postcards started coming in, along with a cousin who got one from her old family in Minnesota.
“No one, including the post office, seems to know how or why they reached us,” said Ms. Hover.
Despite the mystery, he says he likes to see his family’s notes arrive in his mailbox.
“It was really nice to see my mom’s handwriting on a recent piece of mail, or my dad’s handwriting,” she added.
“That was nice. So whether it’s disclosed or not, it’s fine with me.”