Man, 89, comes clean, returns book after 76 years


MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — Mark McKee is lucky a Michigan library isn't charging him a late fee for returning a book 76 years late.

In 1934, the 13-year-old McKee checked out "A Dog of Flanders" by English author Marie Louise de la Ramee from the Mount Clemens Public Library.

Recently, McKee, now 89, said he discovered the book and mailed it to the library.

"I was entranced by the book and kept it with my prized possessions, intending to return it forthwith," McKee wrote in an accompanying letter. "Thus began a 76-year odyssey of missed opportunity and intention."

McKee, who is a for...

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