Letter sent by Ely grandmother finally finds its way to her grandson in New Zealand thanks to this man

PUBLISHED: 14:40 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:50 02 January 2018

Jerry Larason from New Zealand hopes to track down an Ely woman whose mail has accidentally been posted to his home. Can you help? PHOTO: Jerry Larason

Jerry Larason from New Zealand hopes to track down an Ely woman whose mail has accidentally been posted to his home. Can you help? PHOTO: Jerry Larason

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A letter from an Ely woman has found its way to her nephew thousands of miles away thanks to the determination of a man in New Zealand.

New Zealand man Jerry Larason wants to trace the rightful recipient of a letter posted in Ely PHOTO: Jerry LarasonNew Zealand man Jerry Larason wants to trace the rightful recipient of a letter posted in Ely PHOTO: Jerry Larason

Six months ago we wrote a story appealing for help to trace the sender of a green envelope, containing a card and a mini booklet, which was mistakenly delivered to a man in Christchurch, New Zealand.

It had been sent from a woman living in Forehill, Ely

Jerry Larason asked us for help after he tried to track down the rightful recipient of the green envelope using Facebook, the postal service and even Google maps.

When that failed, Jerry said: “When nobody contacted your paper I then tried to utilize the worldwide sources of Freemasons. It too did not work.

Jerry Larason from New Zealand hopes to track down an Ely woman whose mail has accidentally been posted to his home. Can you help? PHOTO: Jerry LarasonJerry Larason from New Zealand hopes to track down an Ely woman whose mail has accidentally been posted to his home. Can you help? PHOTO: Jerry Larason

“Next I decided that my last hope was to simply post a note to the sender’s original address, for months I heard nothing and I was a heartbeat away from giving up, when I stumbled on something lost in my email inbox.”

It was an email from the sender’s niece.

“It had buried itself,” he said and was only found when he began to archive his emails.

The niece emailed to thank him for trying to get the letter to its rightful owner saying “How wonderful to take so much time and trouble.”

The letter was sent in May 2017 from Ely woman Marjorie Anderson, of Forehill, to her grandson Stuart, who lives in Auckland.

After being initially wrongly delivered to Mr Larason in Christchurch, six months later, it is now on its way to the rightful owner.

Mr Larason added: “Letter sent and story over, hopefully, phew!”


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