Shepparton News

Evans above, it s uplifting snail mail

- By John Lewis

It was shaping up to be another depressing Monday in lockdown for Mooroopna pensioners Alan and Carol Evans.

But when Carol went to check her mailbox around lunchtime she found something special which lifted her whole day.

Inside the box was a small envelope with a cheery message, a colourful drawing and a bag of lollies.

The note said: ‘‘We know lockdown can be hard, we hope that you are doing okay. We hope this makes you smile and happiness comes your way.”

It was signed ‘‘From the 2 girls’’ and gave their house number — just a few doors down from Carol and Alan.

The surprise package certainly worked some magic for the older couple.

“It was just so beautiful to read. It just made my day. We’re all feeling so down at the moment. I usually teach art at MEAC, and go to U3A and get out and socialise. But in lockdown you just can’t do anything. We’ve been stuck in the house,” Carol said.

Carol said she had no idea who delivered the little package. But she said looking at the drawing, she thought it was done by a small child.

There was some debate over whether the drawing was a caterpilla­r or a snake.

“It’s got eyes and a tongue — it’s gotta be a snake,” Alan said.

Carol is now busy in her carport putting something ‘‘cute’’ together as a return surprise for her two little angels up the street.

“It was such a nice thing to see this on Monday,” she said.

 ?? Pictures: Megan Fisher ?? Surprise: Alan and Carol Evans with surprise gifts found in their letterbox on Monday. ‘‘It made my day,’’ Carol said. Inset: Is it a caterpilla­r or a snake? It doesn’t really matter — because the mystery drawing brought joy to Alan and Carol.
Pictures: Megan Fisher Surprise: Alan and Carol Evans with surprise gifts found in their letterbox on Monday. ‘‘It made my day,’’ Carol said. Inset: Is it a caterpilla­r or a snake? It doesn’t really matter — because the mystery drawing brought joy to Alan and Carol.

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