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Virginia Man Gets Postcard From Mother 55 Years After It's Sent From Chicago

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WASHINGTON -- Scott McMurry's mother sent him a postcard from Chicago in 1957 (or 1958 -- accounts vary).

It arrived at his Northern Virginia home last month.

McMurry told WTTG-TV/FOX5 he has "no idea" how the postcard, sent from Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, became lost for all these years, before being delivered to him in a large white envelope by a Virginia postmaster.

"I was just very pleasantly surprised," McMurry told the television station. "I can't say I was overwhelmed with emotion. I was just very pleasantly surprised. I was glad to have it."

"We'll probably be home before this gets there!" the postcard reads. "We are having a real good time. Hope you are all right."

WJLA-TV/ABC7 reports that the post office hasn't yet explained why the postcard took more than half a century to reach its intended recipient.

McMurry, a retired historian, told Fox5 he plans to frame the postcard. He's also planning to visit the Shedd Aquarium, which ABC7 reports has offered to give McMurry special tour.

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