Skip to comments.After 63 years, U.S. Postal Service delivers calendar
Posted on 01/01/2013 6:58:58 PM PST by DogByte6RER
After 63 years, U.S. Postal Service delivers calendar
The 1950 Pennsylvania Railroad calendar never made it to James W. Flanagan, general manager of The Scranton Times.
He would never need it: he died in December 1949. But on Friday, 63 years after his death, the U.S. Postal Service made a delivery.
A mail carrier, with no explanation of where the package had been the last 63 years, handed it to Chris O'Hora at The Times-Tribune's front desk. The calendar, rolled in a long tube, soon made its way to the office of Bobby Lynett, a publisher of The Times-Tribune and CEO of Times-Shamrock Communications.
Mr. Flanagan was The Scranton Times' general manager from 1936 to his death in 1949 at the age of 63. He had a 54-year career at the paper, starting as a salesboy in 1895. The calendar includes a holiday greeting from an executive at the railroad company, dated the same month Mr. Flanagan died.
On Friday, Mr. Lynett gently rolled the large calendar out on his conference table, curious about its origin and more curious about where it had been the past 63 years.
Ray Daiutolo, a spokesman for the Postal Service, said lost mail is sometimes found when a machine is dismantled or a post office space renovated. Other times, someone may find a stamped but unmailed letter or package at a yard sale and then drop it in the mail, he said. Mr. Daiutolo was unable to trace the package's history on Friday.
A new sticker, dated last week from a distribution center in Pittsburgh, accompanied two 4-cent William Howard Taft stamps, which appear to have been canceled decades ago, on the tube.
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Put the calender on ebay. Maybe they can get $5 for it.
The nearby Obamacare office...”don’t worry, Ma’am, we’ve scheduled your mammogram for 2076, 63 years from today.”
Who else thinks this was a feel-good filler story for the Times-Tribune. Oh, isn't that special!
The wait killed him.
The 1950 calendar is the same as the 2017 calendar. So the recipient should hang onto it.
Of course, the young ladies portrayed on your 1950 calendar will be in their 80s. Bra sizes 38D extra long, more or less.
.....”look for, the union label”.....
In their defense, the guy had died in 1949. :’)
Hopefully she gets an afternoon appointment as the dentist scheduled her for the morning.
I love that old art.... thank for posting it.
I need one of those hanging in my Airstream trailer.
The Post Awful strikes again.
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