Calgary woman’s letter arrives in the mail, 45 years late

When the letter was sent in 1969, Anne Tingle was a new mom, more concerned with diapers than mankind’s first lunar landing only eight days earlier.

But even Apollo 11’s enthralling three-day, 384,400-km trip to the moon pales in comparison to the 45 years it took that little envelope to travel just 200 km, before it finally touched down in Tingle’s mailbox last week.

“The first thing I noticed was the six cent stamp — Her Majesty looked very different back then,” laughs Tingle.

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