Brittany Keech told CNN that she didn’t really care about the paper at first because she was busy with her kids and her daily hustle and bustle.
“I thought it was very strange to get a postcard because nobody sends postcards anymore,” Keech said. “I said ‘OK, this is different.'”
He later noticed that the note was postmarked October 29, 1920. It had his address in Belding, Michigan, but it was written to someone named Roy McQueen in faded cursive script.
Hope this finds you well. We’re doing pretty well, but Mom’s got shaky knees. It is terribly cold in here. I just finished my history lesson and am going to bed very early. My dad is shaving and my mom is telling me your address. I will have to close for one night. I hope Grandma and Grandpa are doing well. Don̵
It was signed by Flossie Burgess.
The card has a Halloween theme that includes a black cat holding a broom, a bat, a goose, and an owl, along with a woman with a stick and a jack-o’-lantern in a witch’s hat.
There’s a George Washington one-cent stamp on the back and the smudged postmark says Jamestown, but the state appears to be covered in some sort of sticker.
Keech, 30, said he has no idea what delayed the card, which was shipped decades before he was born.
“I have two wonderful women who are helping me look into their genealogy,” she said.
Several people have posted old documents in the comments section that could help solve the mystery.
Keech wants to return the card to a family member and said he has a lead on a possible relative.