Man gets postcard 28 years after he sent it to his parents


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He was able to recollect he sent it informing his parents he had reached safely for holiday.

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Published: Thu 24 Oct 2019, 1:03 PM

Last updated: Thu 24 Oct 2019, 3:51 PM

A 66-year-old man was stunned to receive the postcard he had written to his parents 28 years ago, while he was on a holiday in Spain.
Jim Green, then 39, lives in his parents former home in Braintree, Essex, where the postcard was delivered around three decades after sending it in 1991. At first, Green was baffled trying to recall who had sent it from Benidorm in Spain, until he was able to recollect he sent it informing his parents he had reached safely for holiday.    
The letter, dated September 12, 1991, read:

'To Mum and Dad. Had a good flight over. Everything's ok. Good hotel, weather etc. Weather has been very hot. Hope cats are ok. Must close now, love Jim'. After the postcard arrived on Thursday morning, Green said, "I picked up the letter and my first thought was: 'Who is in Benidorm?' Then I looked at the date and realised it was 28 years late! I was amazed!"
Green's mother, Winifred, died five years ago and his father, Christopher, died in 1997. "My dad would have just said: 'Well that's just the post for you!' They never really went abroad on holiday, they used to go to the seaside or go on coach trips. I think at the time there weren't many people that went away for holidays," Green was quoted as saying in MSN.
Although the surprise delivery put a smile on Green's face, he said, "I don't know why it arrived after this length of time. think it would be pretty hard to trace it back."
A spokesman for Royal Mail said, "It is difficult to speculate what may have happened to this item of mail, but it is likely that it was put back into the postal system by someone recently."

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