Going postal

Wally was a postal worker who worked in the dead letter office. One Wednesday afternoon, a letter arrived addressed to God in shaky handwriting. Wally opened it and read:

Dear God,

I am an 81 year old widow living on a very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had $100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension check. Two of my dearest friends are coming to my house for dinner on Sunday, but without that money, I have nothing to buy food with. I have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope. Please help me.

Sincerely,

Elvira

Wally was deeply moved. He showed the letter to his fellow workers, and they all decided to take up a collection to help the widow. When everyone had contributed, they had $95, which Wally put into an envelope and mailed to her.

On Tuesday of the following week, another letter arrived, addressed to God in the same shaky handwriting. All of the workers gathered around while the letter was opened. It read:

Dear God,

I can never thank you enough for what you did for me! Because of your gift, I was able to make a wonderful dinner for my friends. We had a lovely time, and I told them about what you had done for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Love,

Elvira

p.s. There was $5 missing. I think it must have been those thieves at the post office.

22 Responses to Going postal

  1. JunkChuck says:

    Ha. I liked it–though it was hard to push visions of Elvira, Princess of Darkness from my mind. I just imagined her really old, which by now I guess she is.

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  2. lbeth1950 says:

    No good deed………

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  3. lbeth1950 says:

    Reblogged this on Nutsrok and commented:
    Reblogged from Bluebird of bitterness.

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  4. Erica Herd says:

    Ha, ha, good one!

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  5. LOL, still laughing, but I do feel sorry for the mailman.

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  6. Wally Fry says:

    Ok, for the record..I do NOT work in the Post Office.

    🙂

    But what faith that woman had, for real. She just assumed God fully answered her prayer.

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  7. Deb says:

    OMG I was balling my eyes out the whole time I read this letter and then I get to the end!!! Thanks I needed a good laugh after that good cry… 🙂

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  8. Yup, if God is in on the action, it MUST have been those folks at the post office. 😀 😀 😀
    Cute story.

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  9. Hilarious. 😀 — Suzanne

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  10. luckyotter says:

    Reblogged this on Lucky Otter's Haven and commented:
    Funny and inspirational entry from the Bluebird!

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