The missive, mailed by her then nine-year-old sibling, was sent in 1969 with a six-cent stamp, Anne Tingle told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
The envelope was addressed to “Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Tingle,” with only a street name and incorrect home number, and was mailed from the Canadian city of Lethbridge.
It arrived wrapped in plastic with a note from Canada Post apologising for the envelope’s state, but not the delay ::::
“It was a strange package … there were two corrugated cardboard pieces taped together, encased in a plastic envelope,” Ms Tingle said.
Inside was a note from Canada Post.
“Dear customer, we sincerely regret that your mail item is damaged. It was found in this condition in the mail stream,” the note read.
Ms Tingle says she prised the cardboard apart to discover a little envelope inside.
“The first thing I noticed was that it had a six-cent stamp on it and then I noticed it was a 1969 post-mark,” she said.
The letter begins with a poem, which was written by the younger sister after she had stayed with Ms Tingle to help after she had a second child.
The envelope was addressed to “Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Tingle,” with only a street name and incorrect home number, and was mailed from the city of Lethbridge.
Written on the envelope was neither the intended city, Calgary, nor its western province of Alberta, but the letter recently arrived at Ms Tingle’s new home in Calgary nonetheless.
Ms Tingle said she had “no clue” how the correspondence finally reached her.
“I don’t have any idea,” she said.
“Once they [Canada Post] figured out which city and which neighbourhood and which street number, I had a forward on to my new address.
“I think it’s the most wonderful, incredible mystery.”
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