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Illinois woman gets postcard from Hong Kong _ mailed in ’93

July 15, 2019 GMT
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Kim Draper received a postcard, which depicts a scene of fishing boats in Hong Kong, at her home in Springfield on July 8, 2019 that was postmarked and sent from Hong Kong exactly 26 years ago on July 8, 1993 to a previous family that lived at her address. Draper is trying to track down the family that the postcard was sent to, which was addressed to Leena and Muhammad Ali Kizilbash and is signed "See you guys soon. Your Dad." (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)
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Kim Draper received a postcard, which depicts a scene of fishing boats in Hong Kong, at her home in Springfield on July 8, 2019 that was postmarked and sent from Hong Kong exactly 26 years ago on July 8, 1993 to a previous family that lived at her address. Draper is trying to track down the family that the postcard was sent to, which was addressed to Leena and Muhammad Ali Kizilbash and is signed "See you guys soon. Your Dad." (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman checked her mail and learned about a man’s travels in Hong Kong. But Kim Draper doesn’t know the man — and the postcard is 26 years old.

Draper, who lives in Springfield, says the postcard from 1993 appears to have been written by a father to his children. She tells The State Journal-Register that she’s been searching online for Leena Kizilbash, who could be living in Massachusetts.

The man who wrote the postcard says he was “having a good time” in an “extremely crowded place.” He says some seafood is served while “still crawling on your plate.”

Draper says the postcard is in great condition, despite being nearly three decades old. She believes the family probably was renting her house in the 1990s.