This mail day made the opportunities I missed this week palatable. Before I show you the mail, I’m going to recount my last week. On Monday, Canadian Olympians Patrick Chan, Caroline Ouelette and Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made an appearance at my place of employment. But since I now work from home, I don’t have the 1 1/2 hr one way commute to contend with. With the way this winter has been, it has been great. The timing did not work out for me so I couldn’t make it. Unhappy about this but not crushed.
On Friday, Hayley Wickenheiser was a guest speaker at the Brantford Home Builders Assocaition luncheon
Since this was a luncheon I was working (at home) at the time, again timing did not work with me and I was forced to miss this event also.
Somehow, the much maligned Canada Post saved my week. I went out to the community mailbox (already have them now, rest of Canada) and found this.
A plain brown (manila?) envelope with the return address from Brantford’s Lord Mayor, Walter Gretzky.
Adding to the mystery was the enclosed note.
Now the old wheels started to chug. I recounted here on my obtaining a gift (indirectly) from Walter. There was also something else in the envelope. A receipt from McDonalds with my name and address written on it. He had already hand delivered the photos to our guest in 2012. He must have had this somewhere since then and thought he had promised a picture. Sent and received. This is the kind of surprise that I like. The gift that keeps on giving. And here it is.
A different photo from the one I received earlier so that’s a bonus. You can tell the inscription is in a different colour marker and appears to maybe have been traced over. Still a nice way to end one week and start another.
Now I’ll be watching that mailbox for things other t than bills, coupons, reminders.