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Postcard sent in 1958 finally arrives… with help from Facebook

Scott McMurry’s mother sent him the card more than half a century ago – and nobody quite knows where it went in the meantime.

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A POSTCARD SENT in 1958 has finally reached its destination half a century years later – with a little help from Facebook.

A postcard depicting Shedd Aquarium in Chicago recently arrived at Scott McMurry’s home more than five decades after his mother mailed it, the Chicago Sun-Times reports

The 71-year-old says he immediately recognised his mother’s handwriting when the card arrived at his house in Virginia.

The postcard was addressed to Clairmont Lane in Decatur, Georgia, where McMurry grew up. But it recently arrived in Elizabeth Fulcher’s mailbox on Clairmont Lane in South Daytona, Florida.

Fulcher posted a picture of the postcard on Facebook and her friends helped track down McMurry.

The half-century mail delay remains a mystery.

In the meantime, the aquarium has offered to give him a tour of the attraction that his late parents visited.

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