(We are on the road headed for Stroudsburg, PA)
(Pictures from across the country)
In the military one of the most anticipated time of the day or week was the words, “Mail Call”. when I first joined the service, a Sargent would stand in front of a platoon and callout names on the envelopes. At times he would hold out the letter for the recipient, others he would ‘sail’ it. At those times he would yell “AIR MAIL”(for a laugh). The letter would be caught and passed along.
None of the callers could resist smelling a letter and saying, “Jones, she sure smells nice!” Or something like that. or “Hey troops, Pfc Thompson has a letter from TRISH, and it is sealed with a kiss.”
No one cared, all we wanted was THAT special letter. In the infantry you never knew when there would be a mail call, but on the Aircraft Carrier, when a mail plane landed, the word spread like wild fire. Every division had a ‘Mail Petty Officer’ he was the only one allowed to sign for the mail for the division. Therefore when a mail plane landed, everyone urged the mail PO to go get in line.
(ST. Louis, MO)
Most of you are used to checking the mail every day. In our case we usually call for mail every two weeks. We get the mail two or three days after Sherry calls it in.
There have been a few mix ups, but, they were always resolved with no loss of mail. This call was one of those. Most RV parks will no longer accept mail, so we usually have it sent General Delivery to a small town PO near by.
(Huge Manatee, Dunnellen, FL)
Sherry checked here and they did accept mail. We checked the office and they said, you can walk out to the mail box after two o’clock and see if it has arrived. Soooo we walked out to the mail box. IT IS A LITTLE STANDARD MAIL BOX. No way our box of mail is going to be delivered there.
We knew they would leave a notice to pick it up at the PO. One problem. We never know if they are sending it UPS< USPS> or FedEx. They send it the most reasonable. So Sherry called. I was sent USPS Priority mail. the tracking # is..xxxx. the mail service said it was attempted yesterday, no suitable receptacle, please check PO. We had one more day in Massachusetts, that was pushing it close. But we did get the mail.
(Riverwalk, San Antonio)
Thanks for stopping by. This is already too long or I would tell of a couple times where the mix up was worse.
Most of our mail is not time sensitive since most bills are paid online or drafted.
1950’s Lead Sled..Looks like a Caddilac with a Chevy grill.