In 1931, Miriam McMichael, a schoolteacher from Maine, sent a nine-page letter from her home to her mother who lived in Pittsfield Maine. A postal worker recently found the letter at the Pittsfield post office who knew it was old because the letter has a two-cent stamp on it. Both of the original women have since died, but official were able to track down the family, and delivered the letter to the granddaughter of the original recipient. The post office said the task was complicated because the family had changed the spelling of their last name at some point. They admitted they still did not know how the letter had been lost. Ann MacMichael, the woman who received the late letter, said she thought it was ironic that the writer of the letter apologized for not writing sooner.—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Letter Written in Maine 83 Years Ago Delivered, http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/letter-written-maine-83-years-ago-delivered-24393433 , Accessed July 2, 2014.
Proverbs 3:27–28 (HCSB) When it is in your power, don’t withhold good from the one it belongs to. 28 Don’t say to your neighbor, “Go away! Come back later. I’ll give it tomorrow”—when it is there with you.