Anorak News | Men Exchange Same Christmas Card For A Lifetime

Men Exchange Same Christmas Card For A Lifetime

by | 16th, December 2008

RAYMOND Pearson and Steve Ford have been exchanging the same Christmas card for 33 years, writes the Mail.

Of course, this means that every year one of them misses out on a card. But they are not bitter.

Each despatch includes a new message: “Over to you in ‘92”, “Saving in Mine in ’79.”

The men met while working at a sorting office in Dudley. And – irony of ironies – they deliver their card by hand, preferring not to trust postal workers.

And there’s John Sargison who, the Express writes, has been sending his wife Sandra the same Christmas card for 41 years. The card is “an extravagant padded greeting card resplendent with a reindeer and holly”. In 1967 it cost £2.

In 1967, the Daily Express was sold for a penny and readers were invited to save vouchers for a stem of Eric Sykes’ Rhubarb Rhubarb. And the Mail was asking if Cassius Clay (as he must be known), though a decent puncher, had the nous for Battleships?

Old Mr Anorak reminds readers that he sent them a card ten years ago, and in ten years time, they should send him one back. It is how traditions are set…

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