Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Peter the newspaper man

  1. #1
    Senior Member Dennis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    4,512

    Peter the newspaper man

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Down at the local bus stop Peter arrives every day at 5.30am to sell newspapers. His health isnt good and hes on the Disability pension, yet despite this, he never complains. He sits on the bus seat and often nods off until the next customer arrives. He knows the names of all his customers as he has been doing this for many, many years.

    On Saturdays I buy the paper directly from him rather than have it delivered, and we have a chat for just a few minutes. Sometimes I take him a coffee. Its a little thankyou for the many times that Peter places my newspaper on the doorstep, whenever the delivery guy misses his target.

    Earlier this year Peter won a 10 day cruise and enjoyed the prize, telling me of his wonderful journey. But lately, his health has deteriorated to the point where he had a mild heart attack a couple of weeks ago. He spent a week in hospital and was recuperating at home, but last Saturday, at the age of 70, Peter passed away.

    Ill miss you Peter and I am sorry I didnt take the time to get to know you better. And if ever I find my newspaper on the doorstep, Ill know you had a hand in it.


  2. #2
    TC
    TC is offline
    .
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    14,665

    Re: Peter the newspaper man

    Quote Originally Posted by 032229292E34470 link=1271664706/0#0 date=1271664706
    Down at the local bus stop Peter arrives every day at 5.30am to sell newspapers. *His health isnt good and hes on the Disability pension, yet despite this, he never complains. *He sits on the bus seat and often nods off until the next customer arrives. *He knows the names of all his customers as he has been doing this for many, many years.

    On Saturdays I buy the paper directly from him rather than have it delivered, and we have a chat for just a few minutes. *Sometimes I take him a coffee. *Its a little thankyou for the many times that Peter places my newspaper on the doorstep, whenever the delivery guy misses his target.

    Earlier this year Peter won a 10 day cruise and enjoyed the prize, telling me of his wonderful journey. *But lately, his health has deteriorated to the point where he had a mild heart attack a couple of weeks ago. *He spent a week in hospital and was recuperating at home, but last Saturday, at the age of 70, Peter passed away.

    Ill miss you Peter and I am sorry I didnt take the time to get to know you better. *And if ever I find my newspaper on the doorstep, Ill know you had a hand in it.
    Farewell Peter,

    Great people like you give me faith in the goodness of the vast majority of humanity [smiley=cry.gif]

  3. #3
    Senior Member Coffee2Di4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Ipswich, QLD
    Posts
    1,472

    Re: Peter the newspaper man

    :( :( :(

    Farewell, Peter - I never knew you, but you obviously did a wonderful job for a lot of people and touched many lives.

    RIP.

    Di

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Port Fairy
    Posts
    2,993

    Re: Peter the newspaper man

    Sad when people like this pass away, we lost a few quiet achievers locally last year. Not necessarily missed by name by most but part of the heart of what makes a community.

  5. #5
    Super Moderator scoota_gal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    4,126

    Re: Peter the newspaper man

    Another great soul gone on, Dennis.

    For some reason, this story truly brought me to tears...you would understand why.

    Thanks for sharing...please, dont be upset that I am. It is great to be able to feel both happiness and sadness in a story such as this.

    God speed Peter.

    :-*

  6. #6
    Senior Member flynnaus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    3,988

    Re: Peter the newspaper man

    Excellent eulogy Den. Vale Peter and long live those of his ilk.



Similar Threads

  1. The Australian newspaper review?
    By sunnyboy in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 23rd August 2009, 10:47 PM
  2. Dave Makin features in newspaper article
    By yeeza in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26th September 2008, 08:58 PM
  3. Dr Chemex aka Peter Schlumbolm
    By TEPIN in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14th June 2008, 10:33 AM
  4. Cupping Course with Peter Wolff
    By Veneziano in forum General News
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 20th November 2007, 10:59 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •