A northern Indiana woman has finally received a postcard that her mother mailed from Southern California nearly 60 years ago.
The postcard was hand-delivered to Sharon Gongwer last week by Christine Combs, the manager of the Quality Inn & Suites in Goshen.
Combs had found it tucked away in a drawer while cleaning out cabinets.
The Goshen News reports the postcard dated Aug. 26, 1958, described in penciled print the adventures from her mother's time in Southern California.
On the front was a photo of palm trees lining a neighborhood street. The postage was 3 cents.
"I looked at the date and thought, how strange is that?" Combs said.
It was addressed to "Miss Sharon Ann Gongwer" of nearby Wakarusa, so she looked up the name and found the intended recipient residing at an assisted living center near the hotel. The postcard was well preserved.
"To have a postcard in this good of condition is amazing," Gongwer said.