Saturday, 29 December 2007
Better 93 years late than... exactly!
This week I read a most remarkable story ! After 93 years a christmas card found at last its way to the address it was meant to be delivered, . The person it was directed to, had died in the meantime, but her sister- in- law, Bernice Martin, accepted the card. The card,representing Father Christmas and a young girl, was posted in 1914 and was delivered a few days before Christmas, but 93 years late. Of course the one cent stamp was no longer sufficient and more stamps had to be added.Where it had been in the meantime is a mystery. It would be nice to invent a story in which this card played a major role. A love story for instance. When I was still teaching, I told half a story and asked the class to finish it, which resulted in the nicest stories. Some of those pupils were very talented, and used their imagination in such a way, that I realised ,that they could have become great writers.