Monday, 19 June 2017

The Punctual Postman

I’ve been the postman for this town since 1939, for fifty or so years now, ever since I was about your age. Makes sense as to why they hired you to replace me.

Anyway, fact is, you’ll hear from people as we make my… your rounds how that I’ve never been late, never missed a delivery. It might be true I’ve been lucky enough to avoid significant injury or sickness, but fact is, I’ve missed at least one delivery.

I wasn’t about to give Mrs. Sutherland a telegram saying her babies had died on the Normandy Beaches on her birthday…

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