Grandma thought that she would have a wonderful New Year’s alone, but her granddaughter decided to change things. Now that everyone knows about granny, she will spend the New Year’s holidays collecting people’s wishes from all over the world.
Even in the 21st century, New Year’s miracles can happen, but only with the help of family and the magic of social networks. Scottish Nancy Letham, who is 92 years old, had the same idea, and so did her grandson, Leo Sheppard. She was tired of seeing her grandma get fewer holiday cards every year, so she decided to do something about it.
Once upon a time, Nancy had a lot of friends, but time took its toll on them, and not all of them lived as long as Letham. Leo wasn’t surprised and told her Facebook friends about it.
This year, Nancy Letham didn’t expect to get so many congratulations.
Leo wanted to get at least 40 postcards from her family’s neighbors in the city of Feif, but she never thought that her grandmother would start getting 40 or more postcards every day. Over a thousand postcards have been sent to Nancy in the last two months.
People from all over the world sent wishes to an old woman. People from the US, Canada, India, Australia, and even Spain sent their best wishes. At the end of 2020, everyone wanted to help the old lady, which was already hard.
Nancy in front of postcards from all over the world that were sent to her
Seven children were born to the old woman. She has 17 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren. Now Leo visits her more often and looks at the cards to see what they say. Granny can’t see well because of her age.
But Nancy is glad that so many people have shown her kindness. Basically, these weren’t just congratulations; they were people’s whole stories. Grandma didn’t feel alone for the first time in a long time.
Leo says it’s not just post cards. “In letters, people talk about their lives and the hard things they’ve been through. This shows my grandmother that she is not the only person in the world.
Leo is sure that now his grandmother will have something to do on the holidays. And she will be warm all winter with about a thousand letters.