The Chicago Tribune featured an article yesterday about an Illinois family who received an apparently long-lost letter that was originally mailed in 1941. There's some mystery surrounding the letter, including where it was for 60 years and why the postmark is dated six days before the letter is dated. (Adding to the confusion for those reading the story is a typo that says the letter was dated 1945. But, according to the photo of the letter and its envelope, the letter was dated Dec. 12, 1941, and the envelope was postmarked Dec. 6, 1941. Despite the typo, it's a good story.)
The story illustrates the impact a handwritten letter can have, even if it's delivered 60 years late. You can read the article by clicking here.