For One Italian Snail Mail Got Really Slow
by FFE EU News staff
A resident of Italy was surprised to receive a postcard addressed to his dead father among his mail recently. The card was 51 years late.
Giuliano Scarpellini was at first confused by the card which was sent to his home address in Brescia with a 15 cent stamp in lire, the old Italian currency, as his father died 20 years ago.
The card was simply inscribed “with warm greetings” and was sent to Alessandro Scarpellini by a neighbor who was spending his holiday in Ostia, a seaside town in Rome, in 1962.
Giuliano assumed that the card must have been left on a post office shelf before being found and sent to its recipient.