U.S. Postal Service
By Charlotte Glover
June 19, 2008
I want to add my voice in support of our amazing postal service.
Given the increases in other goods and services in my life, I
think a letter is a bargain at 42 cents! Countries around the
world have much higher postal rates and do not offer as much
door to door delivery or six day a week service as our US Postal
And here's a shout out to the wonderful postal staff here in
Ketchikan. I've had the marvelous Mr. John Morris as my mail
carrier for the past seventeen years and with the reading habits
of my household he has earned every penny toting our enormous
magazine piles up to the mailbox! He also brings in the ton of
mail we get each day at the Public Library. Thank you!
I'm also a fan of the hard working gang at the downtown sub station.
Despite getting pounded by thousands of visitors a week speaking
a zillion languages, and local merchants bringing in freight
packages by the dozens, they remain cool, efficient and smiling
while on their feet all day. I could not do their job. They are
also kind enough to help me find pretty or interesting stamps
each week for my letters.
If standing in line at the post office isn't your thing, you
can also buy stamps on line at the postal service website www.usps.com
<http://www.usps.com> . You can buy stamps, mailers, memorabilia
and custom made items such as photo stamps with pictures of your
grandchild or favorite cat. Last time I ordered, postage for
my entire package was just $1.00.
Let's appreciate the things that WORK in our country instead
of tearing them down.
Received June 17, 2008 - Published
June 19, 2008
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