Monday, 12 November 2012
ABC Wednesday, R for Remarkable
A few years ago 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 to. 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.Is there anybody among you who can tell me what happened with this card between 1914 and 2007? Next week we can choose the three best stories!
With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and we must thank Roger too for the weekly job to find our ten bloggers we have to visit and read their posts. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with R.