Many moons ago, it took an age to send someone a message. Today, we have the Internet. We can instantly send someone the other side the world a message using email. One message that arrived earlier this week was not so instant. A letter was mailed the English city of Bath in 1916. It then got lost the post. It was finally delivered 107 years later to an address London. The Royal Mail postal service the UK said it was "uncertain what happened". A spokesperson said she was delighted the letter finally arrived, but had no idea why it was more than a century late. She said it may have fallen a piece of furniture.
Before the Internet, people wrote letters paper. They then put these letters an envelope. The sender then bought a stamp a post office and stuck it the envelope. They then put it in a mail box the street. A postal worker would collect the envelope and the letter would begin its journey. It usually took a few days to reach its destination, if the address was the same country. It could take weeks if the address was overseas. It sailed a ship and was called "sea mail". Later, airplanes transported mail and we used "air mail". However, there was a slight problem the letter that arrived 107 years late. The person to whom it was addressed was no longer living. He passed away 1951.