Well I am off travelling again! This time a trip down to Devon to visit some good friends Barry and Maureen. I got to thinking a few weeks ago about seeing if I could find David, who was our postman who we had when we had our post office in Cheriton Fitzpaine in the 1970’s.
How to go about it? I know, get on to the White Pages and see what I can find. David’s family is quite extensive so when the page came up there were quite a few Kingdon’ s listed. Where did I start? I know, the farm where the family had been and obviously still were so I tried that first. I dialled the number and a male voice answered and the surprise when I told him who I was amazed me. Paul, David’s younger brother, who had taken over from him when David left to get married, was interested to hear me. We had a long chat and I asked if he had David’s number, he did, and gave it to me.
Next a call to David, who was not at home but I explained to his wife that I was a voice from the past. Later I spoke to David and the first thing he said was ‘When can you come and see us?’ It made me feel good, as he obviously had liked working for us. So this week I am going to stay with Barry and Maureen and go and have a cup of tea with David and Sue and catch up with what he has been doing in all those years since the 1970’s.