By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–A college student saw to it that a letter addressed to a mother
in Heaven was delivered correctly before Mother’s Day after the letter was delivered the wrong way and got sent back to the university where he studies.
Assistant Professor Yang Ji-sien (楊志誠) of National Quemoy University Department of Social Work took his freshman class on a field trip to Kinmen Prison to learn hands-on experience from serving prisoners. The students invited the prisoners to write down words of thanks or missing someone for the important people in their lives, such as parents, children and spouses. These messages would be sent to the people the prisoners addressed on the envelopes that has printed address of the Social Work department. Then the students carried the letters out of the prison to a local post office and put on stamps for delivery.
After a few days, Yang saw a letter that was sent back to the department, and the letter was addressed to “Yang Bao-chih” (楊寶治) at “Heaven” (天上).