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(E) 10 kilometers in 10 years of a Christmas card
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  12/19/2003 | Humor And Wisdom | Unrated
(E) 10 kilometers in 10 years of a Christmas card


10 10 years

Christmas card covers 10 10 years
Thu Dec 18,
Lesson for today: If you're going to be late, be very late!
Kata Beslic

ZAGREB (AFP) - A Christmas card sent from Zagreb has taken 10 years to reach its destination in Sesvete 10 kilometers (six miles) from the capital, just in time for Christmas 2003, the local press reported. "We wish you a Merry Christmas and a lot of luck and health in 1994. May there be peace in the region!" said the card, sent in December 1993, when wars were still raging in the territory of former Yugoslavia. A picture of the card ,addressed to Zarko and Kata Pervan, appeared in the mnewspaper Vecernji List. The surprise of Pervan family was all the greater as their friend, identified as Amir, had died few years ago. Kata Pervan told the newspaper that after receiving the card she thought at first it was a bad joke. It was only later when she looked more carefully that she noticed the stamp dating from December 21, 1993.

The Croatian Post did not explain the late delivery.

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