Letter posted in the 1930’s finally gets delivered after 73 years

July 23rd, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

cbs Stockton, July 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A letter sent 73 years ago has finally reached its intended destination, a year after the intended recipient died.

The letter was sent on December 23, 1937 and never reached its intended recipient - Marie Frugone. It will never reach her because she died last year, according to her family.

The destination however has a new occupant. The building, which was used as a convent, is currently used by Women’s Center of San Joaquin County. The building is located at 620 North San Joaquin Street in Stockton.

The letter, which was read out to the media by the Center director, Joelle Gomez contained Christmas greetings from Sister Justine, a nun.

When the family of Marie Frugone was contacted, they said Marie abandoned her dream of becoming a nun and married. She married and then brought up her children in her family and Gomez wonders if the letter might have helped Marie to stick to her plan of becoming a nun.

However the postal authorities said they will take the letter back and hand deliver it to the family of Marie Frugone.

What remains a mystery is how the letter kept floating around all this while - seven decades!

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