To the Editor: I am writing this letter to thank the U.S. Postal Service for all the wonderful things they do. And even though they may be unaware of it, at times they bring great joy to people.
One such example comes to mind that happened several years ago. My 5-year-old granddaughter Erin was spending the day with me and asked me if she could send a birthday card to her Uncle Adam. So, we found a beautiful birthday card and Erin printed a birthday note, with my help, to her Uncle Adam, saying “Happy, Happy Birthday!” And signed it, ‘I Love You, Erin.” I wrote his Virginia address on the envelope and Erin put the 42-cent stamp on the envelope. I felt such joy watching Erin and my dog scamper down my long driveway to the mailbox, being sure to put the flag up.
Erin knows that Uncle Adam lives far, far away, and she asked me if he would really get the card.
So, I explained how the mailman takes the card out of my mailbox and it will go in trucks and planes to get to Virginia where a mailman will put the card in Uncle Adam’s box.
Erin had such joy to think that all those people would make sure that her card was delivered to Uncle Adam. And he felt joy upon coming home from work to find a birthday card in his mailbox from his niece Erin.
I want to thank all the hard-working U.S. Postal workers for the work they do every day.
Especially all the workers it took to bring such joy to 3 people for mailing one birthday card — and all for only 42 cents!
MARY MASKEWICH ORFF