It's unusual to even get a postcard these days, let alone one from 1920.

Before Instagram, there were postcards. Little photos sent from abroad to your folks back home, telling them what you were up to. But finding out what people were up to 100 years ago is a little strange.

Brittany Keech of Belding received a postcard postmarked in 1920 recently.

“It was sitting right on top of the mail,” she told FOX 17 News. “I start looking at it and I’m like, ‘ok it’s been through some wear and tear."

It cost one penny to mail the card. A stamp with George Washington on it.

“It shows a witch with a cat and and a goose and an owl and says, ‘Halloween greetings. Which would you rather be? A goose or a pumpkin head?’

Addressed to a Roy McQueen at her address, the postcard reads:

Dear Cousins,

Hope this will find you all well. We are quite well but mother has awful lame knees. It is awful cold here. I just finished my history lesson and am going to bed pretty soon. My father is shaving and my mother is telling me your address. I will have to close for a night. Hope grandma and grandpa are well. Don’t forget to write us - Roy get his pants fixed yet.

Flossie Burgess

According to her post on the Positively Belding Facebook page, Keech has located a relative of Roy and they may be in touch soon, so that the whole wide world can find out the answer to this pressing question:

Did Roy ever get his pants fixed? And what happened to them?

As far as why she received a post card from 1920, a spokesperson for the Post Office told FOX-17:

“In most cases these incidents do not involve mail that had been lost in our network and later found. What we typically find is that old letters and postcards – sometimes purchased at flea markets, antique shops and even online – are re-entered into our system. The end result is what we do best – as long as there is a deliverable address and postage, the card or letter gets delivered.”


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