Man Sent Postcard to His Parents In 1991, Receives It 28 Years Later
Sat, April 10, 2021

Man Sent Postcard to His Parents In 1991, Receives It 28 Years Later

 

When Jim Green was 39 years old, he wrote a postcard to his parents in September 1991, expecting that it would reach them as soon as possible, according to Faima Bakar of the UK’s highest-circulating newspaper Metro. Sadly, Green’s postcard took 28 years to reach his parents’ home in Braintree, Essex. 

Green, now 66, is currently living in his parents’ former home and was stunned to receive the letter last week on Tuesday morning, October 17, while he was watching TV. The note 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.” Unfortunately, Green could not show the postcard to his parents, as they have already passed away. Winifred, Green's mom, died five years ago, while his father, Christopher, died in 1997. 

 

 

Photo Credit: James Linsell-Clark/ SWNS (via Metro)

 

Green stated, “I picked up the letter and my first thought was 'who is in Benidorm?' Then I looked at the date and realized it was 28 years late! I was amazed!” He found out that it was the letter he wrote when he arrived in Benidorm safely. He enjoyed traveling when he was younger, often sending postcards to his parents. Green thinks the postcard was sent “early on in his Spanish travels.” 

 

 

Photo Credit: James Linsell-Clark/ SWNS (via Metro)

 

“They never really went abroad on holiday, they used to go to the seaside at Clacton or Maldon or go on coach trips,” Green explained. For Green, the letter gave his parents an idea of what Benidorm looked like. Although the postcard put a smile on his face, he doesn’t know why it took 28 years to arrive. “I don’t think we’ll ever know what really happened. I think it would be pretty hard to trace it back," Green said.

A spokesman for Royal Mail explained that it is difficult to know what may have occurred with Green’s postcard. Perhaps someone placed the letter back into the postal system rather than it being stuck or lost in transit.

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