One Year Late
Christmas package sent last year finally arrives.
An Orlando, Florida family says the Christmas package they sent last year has finally arrived in Maryland.
Justine Nielsen said they sent a box to Maryland December 17, 2009, and marked it "open the box. There are some things to enjoy right away."
"They got it this year, December 7," Nielsen said.
Nielsen said the Henry family, to whom the package was addressed, called them to say thanks for the package.
"I said, 'What package? I didn't send you a package. I'm not that organized yet. Wait, don't eat the candy canes. They're really old,'" Nielsen said.
The Henry's sent the Nielsen's an e-mail listing the items that were inside the package, including three belts, two pairs of pajama pants, a pair of suspenders, a pair of flip flops and a T-shirt.
"We couldn't remember what was in it. I said, 'What did I send you?'" Nielsen said.
Debbie Henry said her children had already outgrown most of the things in the package.
"They were kind of wondering why we sent them this," Nielsen said.
Post office workers in Orlando and Maryland told both families the package does not have a tracking number.
"It's a mystery," Nielsen said. "Where can it sit for a year and no one notice it?"