Letter From 1930s Gets Delivered After 73 Years

July 23rd, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
cbsStockton, July 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a rather bizarre incident, a letter which was written way back in the 1930’s was finally delivered to its destination earlier this week. The letter which bore the address of 620 North San Joaquin Street in Stockton reached its destination after roaming in the mail system for about 73 years. As of now, any other information which might explain how the letter remained unaccounted for so many years, has not been available.

After the letter was delivered to the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County, Joelle Gomez, the director of the organization revealed that the she was stunned to see the postmark on the letter which read December 23, 1937. Later, when she read the letter, it came to light that the message was intended for Miss Marie Fergone and was dispatched from a nun in San Francisco. The fact that the building which now houses the women’s center was used as a convent many years ago, explains the reason why the letter was mailed to the address. In the letter, the nun wished Marie Fergone on Christmas and wrote words of encouragement her to continue her study to become a nun.

After Joelle Gomez came across the letter, she tracked down the family of Marie Fergone who revealed that she was studying at the convent as she aimed to become a nun, but eventually discontinued her studies. Supposedly, later she decided to get married and had a family of her own. Nevertheless, whether the letter that was intended for her could have played any role in pursuing her to achieve her aim of becoming a nun, is something that would forever remain a mystery.

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