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What does the local Postperson look like?

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What's my postman look like?

Started by geORge brett. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Jan 12. 2 Replies

Well he's Aisan. Always very busy talking to bluetooth receiver as his fills mail boxes for condo comunnity. Smiles. Then he drives away.

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Comment by Carolyn Cline on February 6, 2019 at 8:21pm

From yesterday. We have a new postie. She’s a tiny woman and has to stretch to reach our mailbox suspended from the ceiling of the porch. She told me she LOVEs picking up my outgoing mail and we had a little chat about mailart. She was also extremely grateful for the letter I taped to the mailbox for her. It was hastily put together, but it meant a lot to her to be thanked.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on February 6, 2019 at 7:03pm

Oops! I missed thanking Kevin on Mailman Day, I did not know there was one. But then I thank him every time I meet him. Thank you Carolyn, for the information. 

I did some investigation and found our that here in the UK there is no such day, disgraceful!

You are right, Katerina, here we have postmen  and postwomen or more familiarly,  posties. This last word has the advantage of being unisex. 

A recent survey found out that they have to walk at 2 miles per hour to deliver the post to about 100 premises in time. Posties claim that they have no time to chat, a thing they used to do.

Our Kevin walks very fast and can always stop for a few minutes for a chat. Once even he fought a couple of crows that were attacking Stella, the new kitten in the block.  

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 6, 2019 at 12:18pm

Thank you, Carolyn for letting us know that February 4 is Mailman Day!

(or Carrier Day , or as they say in jolly ol' UK: "Postman Day" )

Now to give a belated "Ευχαριστώ"

to my "taxydromos" ( "fast runner/walker")

What would we do without these fine "mail art messengers" :-)

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on February 6, 2019 at 8:52am

Well said, Carolyn, and (belated) Thank you, Postmen!

Comment by Carolyn Cline on February 5, 2019 at 8:52pm

Rats! I forgot that yesterday was “Thank a Mailman Day!” I am impressed with my postal person and I am going to hustle up and rectify this sorry state of affairs NOW!

Mailart’s a big part of the fun in my life. If I didn’t have someone who to carry my mail to my mailbox, I wouldn’t have mailart! I know it may be horrifying, but consider having to travel to you mailart friends’ houses to get your grubby little paws on the art the made for you. Even worse, Katerina or Ed Giecek would have to find a way to come to their many friends’ homes to give us an art transfusion. Poor ol’ Aponte would’ve had to haul reams of paper around in recent weeks. So, I’m just sayin’ maybe we should each thank a postman even if it’s a day late...or two (for those living farther east.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on January 7, 2019 at 7:35pm

My postman had a card from Katerina which made him so happy. I wish I had been ready with my phone and took a video but I did only think of that when he had gone. Silly me.

He is never too busy to have a few words and he gets quite interested in Mail Art. He had posted the letter through my letterbox because, as he told me, he never reads to whom it is addressed ( this one was addressed to him) only reads the address line. Silly him.

So:

Thank you Katerina and Happy New Year from Postman Kevin!

Comment by Carolyn Cline on February 23, 2018 at 10:09pm

Terry with a Y keeps the Cline Home for the Bewildered stocked with great mailart!

Comment by Carolyn Cline on February 23, 2018 at 6:47am

I’ve got a collection of great postal people! Very tolerant about peculiar things I want to mail and eager to participate in my enthusiasm. Yesterday, a guy at the post office gave me several stickers for mailing cremated remains. He was also nice enough to tell me that if I stick them on the outside of a package I have to pay express rates. Where ya gonna learn such useful information if you don’t have great postal employees on your side?

Comment by Mail Art Martha on June 2, 2015 at 6:54pm

That's clever Momkat, just the van is in the right proportion for the peeps. I didn't spot it, but you did, well done.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 2, 2015 at 3:14pm

Postman Pat from Mail Art Martha with Peeps :-)

 

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