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Postman rings… 42 years later

Photo: Molencaten Park Bosbad Hoeven

Forty years ago, a family on a camping holiday in Brabant sent a postcard to relatives in Nieuw Venep. Yesterday, PostNL sent the package back to his vacation park saying “undeliverable”.

“I think it’s very special to receive this card,” said Ludwina Verhoeven, now 64. Omrope BrabantHer sister Veronica, along with her husband Jean and son Matthieus, mailed her a card in 1980 from the Bosbad Hoeven campground.

returned postcard. Photo: Molencaten Park Bosbad Hoeven

According to Verhoeven, no card with the correct address was delivered. Yesterday, it was posted in the post of the campsite. The PostNL sticker says ‘Delivery failed due to incomplete or invalid address’.

PostNL has been unable to say where the card has been for the past 40 years. “In the past, we used to do a lot of manual work when preparing mail, so sometimes cards were lost,” said the spokesperson. NOSIt’s also possible that it was delivered to the wrong address and was recently returned.

Verhoeven is very happy to finally receive the cards. Her husband Pete, who was also addressed to her card, and her brother-in-law Jan have since passed away.

The campsite indicated that it would be sent to her in an envelope so that it would arrive undamaged.

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