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Sweet surprise arrives in Kyvalley

Kyvalley resident receives well-travelled Christmas present

January 15, 2014 4:32am

Macy Nankivell was pleased to find the contents of a long-awaited and much-travelled parcel included some nice sweets.


It’s always nice when a story has a sweet ending.

Every Christmas, Kyvalley resident Grahame Jennings’ son, who lives in the United States, sends his father a parcel of lollies. The offering is sent by registered post and Mr Jennings tracks its progress online.

This time, for some unknown reason, the parcel was transported from the US to Russia, for possible forwarding to France and then Australia, and Mr Jennings was wondering if it would ever eventually make its way to Kyvalley.

Well it has arrived, albeit in a somewhat battered state, and as promised he brought it in to the Free Press office, where granddaughter Macy Nankivell was on hand to open it.

In previous years, the parcel has often contained some unusual lollies, which have not always been that nice.

However, after opening this year’s offering, Macy gave it the thumbs up, particularly the Tootsie Rolls, which are a family favourite.

‘‘In contrast, we send him Tim Tams, Milo and Monte Carlos and where he works, at Bowdoin College, they announce over a loud speaker when someone has had a parcel delivered,’’ Mr Jennings said.

‘‘When his delivery arrives, his colleagues have come to know what to expect and he suddenly has several extra friends at his office door.’’

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