The Swift Completion of Their Appointed Rounds
October 29, 2012 § 4 Comments
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
~modified quotation from Book 8, Paragraph 98, of The Persian Wars by Herodotus
There is no official USPS motto, but these words of tribute, inscribed on the New York City Post Office on 8th Street, are often invoked in description of the dedication letter carriers bring to their work. Despite warnings that Hurricane Sandy might disrupt mail service on the East Coast of the United States, the unofficial motto held true today!
Because there was a package for me, the letter carrier brought the mail to the porch where I met him and told him that he deserved extra gold stars for his work today. I wished him a safe rest of the day and came inside dancing with glee because the package was from the Letter Writers Alliance! I’d ordered it, so I knew what was inside, but opening it was still a treat.
After admiring the packaging, I peeked inside where I found one thing to share…
…and one thing all for me.
And now I will go back to letter writing and making things while I wait out the rest of Hurricane Sandy. At present, the wind is really picking up, but all is well and the power is still on. I’m counting myself very fortunate so far.
Tagged: letter carrier, letter-writing social, LWA, stamps, usps
As you know, I’m all about iced tea. But, after work today, I got into my cozy clothes, cranked up the kettle, and had a lovely mug of hot tea with cream, plus a bowl of warm apple galette with vanilla yogurt. A lovely accompaniment to reading a just-arrived letter.
Oh, oh, oh — that sounds like a winning combination! Stay warm and safe.
that is such a cool coffee cup
For me, it’s a tea cup and hot cider mug, but, yes, it is very cool. :) Added coolness comes from the fact that it’s handmade and has a very solid feel to it.