Return-to-sender for girl's missive to mum in 'Heaven'
Letter of love sent by a French 13-year-old to her late mother, addressed to "Paradise Street, Heaven," was returned to sender - with a fine.
MACON, France, March , 2008 - A letter of love sent by a French 13-year-old to her late mother, addressed to "Paradise Street, Heaven," was returned to sender with a postage fine slapped on, a report said Thursday.
On the second anniversary of her mother's death the young girl from central
France, named as Anais, wanted to send her a "message of love, like a bottle
in the ocean," according to the Journal de Saone-et-Loire newspaper.
But two days after she slipped it into a local postbox, marked with her
mother's name but no stamp, her missive was returned as a mistaken address --
along with a 1.35 euro (two-dollar) fine for unpaid postage.
Asked to explain the mishap, the French post office said there really was a
town in the area called Heaven -- "Ciel" in French -- but that the street was