Postcard mailed during WWII arrives at NY home

This undated photo, shows a postcard delivered to an address in Elmira N.Y., during the week of Nov. 12. 2012.The postcard was originally sent nearly seven decades ago. (Photo: The Star-Gazette, Jennifer Kingsley / AP)

This undated photo, shows a postcard delivered to an address in Elmira N.Y., during the week of Nov. 12. 2012.The postcard was originally sent nearly seven decades ago. (Photo: The Star-Gazette, Jennifer Kingsley / AP)

This undated photo, shows a postcard delivered to an address in Elmira N.Y., during the week of Nov. 12. 2012.The postcard was originally sent nearly seven decades ago. (Photo: The Star-Gazette, Jennifer Kingsley / AP)

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — A postcard mailed nearly 70 years ago has finally arrived at the former upstate New York home where it was sent.

The postcard was sent July 4, 1943, from Rockford, Ill., to sisters Pauline and Theresa Leisenring in Elmira.

Their brother, George Leisenring, was stationed at Rockford’s Medical Center Barracks at Camp Grant, an Army post during World War II. Their parents were visiting him when they mailed the postcard home.

The postcard reads in part, “Dear Pauline and Theresa, We arrived safe, had a good trip, but we were good and tired.’

This undated photo, shows a postcard delivered to an address in Elmira N.Y., during the week of Nov. 12. 2012.The postcard was originally sent nearly seven decades ago. (Photo: The Star-Gazette, Jennifer Kingsley / AP)

Elmira’s Star-Gazette newspaper reports the postcard arrived last week at the family’s former home, where a different family now lives.

A postal official says the postcard may have been found by someone outside the postal service and placed in the mail.

This article was provided by The Associated Press.  (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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