A letter written to a 12-year old girl in Lithuania was delivered in December, almost 51 years after it was sent by a pen pal in Poland.
"I thought that someone was pranking me", said Genovefa Klonovska after being handed the letter, which included a handmade colored rose and two paper dolls.
The letter, together with 17 others, fell out of a ventilation hole this summer, dirty and crumbled, as a wall was demolished in a former post office on the outskirts of Vilnius.
Only five recipients were found. In several cases children of deceased recipients were handed a lost letter.
"People were emotional. Some felt they saw a part of daily life of their deceased parents," said Deimante Zebrauskaite, head of the customer experience department at Lithuania Post.（Reuters）
prank：動詞或名詞，惡作劇。例句：I am totally fed up with your silly pranks.（我受夠你無聊的惡作劇了。）
crumble：動詞，破壞、弄碎。例句：She crumbled an orange with bare hands.（她赤手捏爆橘子。）
demolish：動詞，毀壞、拆除。例句：Many houses will be demolished for the establishment of a mall.（為了蓋一棟賣場，許多房屋將被拆除。）