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Postcard mailed during WWII arrives at NY home

Madie and Hannah Paodgorny hold a postcard intended for two other sisters, Pauline and Theresa Leisenring.
Jennifer Kingsley/The Star-Gazette via AP
Madie and Hannah Paodgorny hold a postcard intended for two other sisters, Pauline and Theresa Leisenring.

ELMIRA, N.Y. — A postcard mailed nearly 70 years ago has finally arrived at its intended destination, an Upstate New York house.

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.

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Their parents were visiting him when they mailed the postcard home.

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

Elmira’s Star-Gazette newspaper reported that the postcard arrived last week at the family’s former home, where another family now lives.

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

Associated Press