We found these mailboxes way out in the country, we saw no houses anywhere nearby but knew they were hidden somewhere in the rolling hills of the farm land. Our guess is that the big box and steel drum are for large packages.
The United States Postal Service has no official creed or motto.
Often falsely cited as such, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" is an inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City, derived from a quote from Herodotus' Histories (8.98), referring to the courier service of the ancient Persian Empire:
It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a day’s journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed. (trans. A.D. Godley 1924)
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It's also time for Thursday Two Questions.
While we are on the subject of mail.
1) When it comes to exchanging mail with family and friends which do you use most often, email or regular mail?
2) The postal service is feeling the crunch from online transactions. Do you receive/pay most of your bills online or do you use snail mail?