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.