He sent it off to his grandparents in Illinois when he was just 8 years old, but the letter recently got delivered to a house his dad still owns in Eugene.
On the envelope there postmarks from several different states, suggesting it made the rounds.
“I just imagine it being like lost under a seat in a mail truck for 25 years and somebody probably retired and was cleaning out their truck and found it or something,” said Eugene resident Aaron Verkler.
His grandmother is still alive and living in Colorado now. He’s going to send it to her. Hopefully this time it doesn’t take another 26 years.