Friday, July 1, 2016
National Postal Workers Day
Today, July 1st is National Postal Worker Day. It is a day that is observed each year on the same date. The day is a great time to appreciate and thank the men and women who all work to get our mail and parcels to us.
Postal delivery individuals will walk an average of 4 to 8 miles carrying a full load of letters and packages a day. There are approximately 490,000 postal workers across the U.S. Through the heat, snow and rain the mail must be delivered in all types of weather. The storms that would keep us home has them on our doorsteps bringing mail.
My dad worked for the postal service for over 25 years. He was a rural route carrier and made sure that all those outside city limits received their mail. I can remember in the earlier days being able to travel with him on the route. This was some great time and made great memories
What is the oddest thing you recieved in the mail?? In the early 1900s postal rules were that they would deliver anything under 11 lbs. The oddest thing recorded was a young child being delivered to the grand-parents