Peter Mayes, Rod Allan, John Lees, Magda Birtus, Col Shephard, Evan Bailey, Ralph Davis, Yvonne Molloy

Peter Mayes of Petersham went right into a submit workplace just lately to purchase stamps for mailing out Christmas playing cards, many to ship to pals abroad who gather stamps. “The very useful younger woman had no downside with $three.20 abroad, nor for $2.50 lowered price, however there have been main issues for some heavier gadgets. $13.60 and $eight.30 have been actually a problem. Considerably paradoxically the girl mentioned, ‘Sorry sir, we’re not used to this as we don’t promote stamps anymore’.”

Extra tales of submit workplace sleuthing (C8). “Yearly within the 1950s my father would obtain a Christmas card addressed to ‘Invoice Bailey, Main Bookmaker, Lithgow NSW’, writes Evan Bailey of Glebe.” Additionally within the 1950s, Yvonne Molloy of Ashfield recollects a letter arriving for her father at their soldier settler farm on King Island addressed to “Brett Moir, farming someplace in Bass Strait”.

Some years in the past Magda Birtus of South Hobart had a scholar, hailing from Sierra Leone, who obtained a name from Australia Submit (C8) in Hobart metropolis asking her to gather a parcel. “She went in and was handed a big field, addressed as follows: her identify, Tasmania, her cell phone quantity. She opened it to search out a big framed picture of the Grand Mosque in Mecca with the minarets picked out in LED lights. It was fairly spectacular when plugged in and lit up. The bundle was from her mom, who lived in Guinea, however had despatched this from Mecca, the place she had been performing the Hajj.”

Studying about Fish Ann Chips (C8) reminded Rod Allan of Kelso of the Downe household of Parramatta the place he grew up. “Dad was known as Pop, the mom was Ida and their sons have been Bob and Stan.”

“For mine, the dividing line between the decrease north shore and the higher north shore (C8) is the aptly named Boundary Road,” writes John Lees of Castlecrag. “Which means all of Roseville is higher north shore.”