78 years late to 44638: Determined Shreve postal worker aims to solve postcard mystery

Grace and Clara Harry never received the postcard that was written on a Saturday and sent to them from Texas 78 years ago.

It was mailed in 1943, when a pound of sliced bacon cost 43 cents, and you could get a half gallon of milk delivered to your door for 31 cents.

 A one-cent stamp was affixed to the card, which had to travel from Austin more than 1,300 miles northeast and across multiple states to rural Lakeville, an unincorporated community in Holmes County.


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