Long lost letter finally delivered

By Jason Policicchio, Morning Show producer, jpolicicchio@wjxt.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:46:07 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 03 2014 07:34:47 AM EDT
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SKOWHEGAN, Maine -

A letter written by a Maine school teacher in 1931 to her mother 150 miles away has finally been delivered - 83 years later.

Twenty-three-year-old Miriam McMichael sent the nine-page letter from Houlton to Dollena McMichael in Pittsfield. Both women have since died.
    
The letter was lost and only recently found at the Pittsfield post office. Postal worker Michelle Rowell found it knew it was old because of the 2-cent stamp.
    
The postmaster and town officials tracked down the family, and the letter is now in the hands of 69-year-old Ann MacMichael, of Cornville, Miriam's niece and Dollena's granddaughter. The spelling of the family name has changed.
    
MacMichael said the irony is that the writer apologizes for not writing sooner.

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