SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED/ Stevie Wonder
I slip a hug onto paper.
Pen a poem.
Soothe a tear.
Share a quest.
Mail it off
to a point further west.
For some seniors, the postal mail is medicine. ~~ actual prescribed
pills that arrive to keep a BeLoved alive. And for most seniors & juniors,
personal paper mail is the good medicine of a smile from far off miles.
This year, many of us want our US Postal Service to be delivering election mail.
But Republicans in the Senate need to stand up to the President in the White House as he appears to plan to eviscerate the Postal Service & thwart the 2020 vote-by-mail elections.
My love of postal mail is generational.
My parents wrote (and saved) fun postcards to each when they were courting.
If not for the historic U.S. mail, my father wouldn’t have received from his
relative, the cherished Civil War love letters that a Union Lieutenant relative wrote his
fiancé. They married, after the war!
Our daughter and her husband send us paper mail delights from their changing postal zones. I think her delighted reading and opening of all the little envelopes in THE JOLLY POSTMAN interactive picture book, by the Ahlbergs) set her up for a StampLife.
Not only am I happy to have postcards and sweet personal letters sent to me, I also love to trade through the US postal mail. I can’t imagine how shopify and etsy traders would have fared without the USPS. Here, a nod to my favorite Poetry Friday etsy shoptraders, Robyn and also, Michelle.
On one of our several trips to D.C. we family Postal Lovers visited our US Postal Museum. We had fun!
I find it wrong-minded and unpatriotic (nod to Ben Franklin)
clearly an Anti-USA act, to stifle, squeeze, or shutdown the historic and necessary hallmark of a free government
that my postal service is. Here are some resources.
League of Women Voters
Buy US Postage Stamps online. Create an account for free. LOVE stamps, flowers, cartoon characters & other miniature works of art, can come at you in your postal mail.
In these times of #saferathome, #selfisolating we’ve felt fortunate to use the snorkel USPS collection boxes.
YOUR TURN: Any memorable songs or poems, when you think of postal mail? Enjoyed reading a book to children that features postal mail? Find the link for moderated comments box, below with my appreciations. [ a wonkiness in digital land here at the moment, so there may be x-tra space before box.]