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Think of the Old Folk this Christmas

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Topic: Think of the Old Folk this Christmas
Posted By: Liam Doyle
Subject: Think of the Old Folk this Christmas
Date Posted: 14†December†2007 at 6:50pm

I once worked for the Post Office and my job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.

One day just before Christmas, a letter landed on my desk simply addressed in shaky handwriting: 'To God'. With no other clue on the envelope, I opened the letter and read:


Dear God,

I am a 93 year old widow living on the State pension.

Yesterday someone stole my purse.

It had £100 in it, which was all the money I had in the world and no pension due until after Christmas.

Next week is Christmas and I had invited two of my friends over for Christmas lunch. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with.

I have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope.

God; can you please help me?


I was really touched, and being kind hearted, I put a copy of the letter up on the staff notice board at the main sorting office where I worked. The letter touched the other postmen and they all dug into their pockets and had a whip round. Between us we raised £95. Using an officially franked Post Office envelope, we sent the cash on to the old lady, and for the rest of the day, we all felt a warm glow thinking of the nice thing we had done.

Christmas came and went. A few days later, another letter simply addressed to 'God' landed in the Sorting Office. Many of the postmen gathered around while I opened the letter.

It read,


Dear God,

How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me?

Because of your generosity, I was able to provide a lovely luncheon for my friends.

We had a very nice day, and I told my friends of your wonderful gift - in fact we haven't gotten over it and even Father John, our parish priest, is beside himself with joy.

By the way, there was £5 missing.

I think it must have been those Robbing Bast*rds at the Post Office.

"It's 'MR' Chairman to you sunshine."

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