A man in Coral Gables received a piece of mail Tuesday from the past—36 years in the past.
"Holy smoke," Marc Smit told Local 10's Baron James.
Right along with his usual bills and letters, Smit received a copy of "Ms." Magazine from 1976.
"The cover was actually done by Annie Leibovitz," Smit said.
1976 was the year the United States celebrated its 200th birthday, Jimmy Carter was in the White House, Gas was 59 cents a gallon, Hurricane Belle hit the East Coast, and the actress Glenda Jackson was the "Ms." cover girl.
"I looked at the date, 1976, and I go, 'Whoa, talk about a late delivery,'" Smit added.
The magazine was actually addressed to the person who lived in the house before Smit and his wife moved in 25 years ago.
"There's a part in here about Andy Warhol. It's kinda interesting. It says Andy Warhol is bored. And look at this Oldsmobile ad, brand new 1976 'Omega.," Smit said.
The magazine is filled with flashbacks from the ads to the articles.
"This one really caught my eye: 'Scandal of U.S. immigration, The Haitian Example,' it talks about Haitians washing up in West Palm Beach, and the disparity between the Haitians and the Cubans," said Smith.
Smit planned to read the magazine from cover to cover before contacting the post office to find out what took so long to make the delivery.
"The quirkiness of the whole thing. My mailman tomorrow is going to have a riot because I'm always complaining to him like 'The mail's always late; what's you guys problem?' And now I have proof that definitely the mail is definitely late," he said.
The magazine had a redelivery barcode strip on it, which the USPS didn't use back in the 70s.