Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Postcard's 7,000 mile detour

A Hertfordshire girl's holiday postcard to her grandparents ended up 3,500 miles off target - in New York.
Jessica Webber, 11, was on holiday with her mum, dad and sister in Majorca when she sent the card, reports the Daily Mirror.
She addressed it to Mr and Mrs P. Jones and sent it to their home in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.
But a mix-up in the sorting office in Spain meant it was sent to a Harold Jones in Staten Island, New York, instead.
Mr Jones, 60, contacted his local newspaper who helped him find the couple and he called them.
Peter Jones, 68, a retired postman, said: "I got a strange call from a man with an American accent to say he had my postcard. It was a bit confusing at first. But we had a lovely chat. That postcard's seen some sights."
The card sent from Jessica, of Baldock, three weeks ago will have traveled 7,000 miles when it gets to them.
A US postal service spokesman said: "We guess it got thrown into the wrong bag."

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