Man finally receives delivery package mailed back to him in 1979

Man finally receives delivery package mailed back to him in 1979

- Ron Sargent received a brown box on Friday, October 9, and it was addressed to Gayer's Saddlery, a company where he used to work back in the 1970s

- The box had boots that were sent to Gayer's Saddlery for repairs

- Ron inspected it and found out that he had used it to send the boots to the owner after repairs

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A package mailed back in 1979 has finally reached its recipient after 41 years.

Ron Sargent, the person who received the mail, said he could not believe that it took the post office almost half a century to get it delivered.

According to the Washington Post, Ron received the brown box on Friday, October 9, which was addressed to Gayer's Saddlery, his former workplace.

Man receives delivery package mailed back in 1979: "It took post office 41 years to deliver"
Ron Sargent with his package delivered after 41 years. Photo: Batz Novak/Washington Post
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The box had boots that were sent to Gayer's Saddlery for repairs and Ron revealed that he knew exactly what was inside the box when he received it.

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Ron bought the leather repair shop back in 1995 and renamed it Outback Leather and had coincidentally worked on the boots before.

Man receives delivery package mailed back in 1979: "It took post office 41 years to deliver"
The tall boots that were in the package. Photo: Batz Novak/Washington Post
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Ron inspected the box and found out that he used it to send the boots to the owner after repairs and indicated the amount KSh 1,000 (N3,543.18) which was to cover for it.

Ron said:

“I could not believe it, it only took the post office 41 years to deliver it. But I knew exactly what was inside the box."

Apparently, the customer used the same box to send the boots back to the company but it never got to Ron, until 41 years later.

The 61-year-old decided to go online with the story after failing to find the owner of the boot, Dr A K Traori from South Charleston which is about 580 kilometers away.

He added:

“I’m hoping that somebody in his family might hear about the package and come forward, I’d love to be able to get the boots back to them."

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Man receives delivery package mailed back in 1979: "It took post office 41 years to deliver"
Ron is hoping the family can be alerted about the boots through social media. Photo: Batz Novak/Washington Post
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Ron said the mailman who delivered the package did not want his name mentioned to avoid being blamed for delivering it 41 years late.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a 65-year-old man, Jean Van Landeghem, was receiving pizza packages he never ordered and the situation was on for 10 years.

While what is happening to the 65-year-old man may sound like fun and a thing of great luck, the man got fed up after the thing continued for years.

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