LATIN, MATRIPEDICABUS, DO YOU SPEAK IT
Shedd Aquarium postcard arrives 53 years later :
Well probably be home before this gets there!
Those were the words teenager Scott McMurrys mom scrawled across the top of a postcard from Chicago in the summer of 1958.
She didnt know how right she was.
The postcard depicting the Shedd Aquarium finally arrived at McMurrys Virginia home on Tuesday 53 years after his mom mailed it.
I recognized my mothers handwriting immediately, said McMurry, now 71. Its incredible.
Now the Shedd Aquarium has offered to give him a tour of the attraction his late parents visited more than half a century ago.
Hopefully Ill be able to come next week, he said. Im looking forward to it.
The postcard was addressed to Clairmont Ave. in Decatur, Ga., where McMurry grew up. But last week it showed up in Elizabeth Fulchers mailbox on Clairmont Lane in South Daytona, Fla.
Fulcher realized something was strange when she saw the 2 cent stamp in the top right corner.
She posted a picture of the postcard on Facebook, and her friends helped track down McMurry, a historian with the Justice Department.
Without the Internet, Id never have received it, McMurry said.
Just why the snail mail took so long to arrive remains a mystery, but an April 2012 Michigan postmark suggests it was recently mailed a second time, McMurry said.