Browse Stories/Items (149) most recent items appear first

text icon

Postal Corporation

When the Post Office became the Postal Service, a quasi corporation if you will, the philosophy of management changed so they would get along with you… …read more

text icon

Sending Mail to The Duke

We had Nixie Clerks. There was a time, when John Wayne was alive, that you would send something to “The Duke” Hollywood, California, and it would… …read more

text icon

Scheme Test

I think I took 7, so I knew more than half of the city, had it memorized. You had to take every test at least once every three years, you had to stay… …read more

text icon

Goodbye 2-a-Day Delivery

We used to have what we called a two a day service. Where you could mail the mail in the morning and it would get there in the afternoon. You got two… …read more

text icon

Unexpected Delivery

Registered mail was supposed to be in an individual pouch, and this guy, great, really nice man, big and strong tall guy, he dumped this out and a… …read more

text icon

4 AM Shift

I’ve had them call me in at 4 o’clock in the morning because they needed you bad and then you’d get to the Post Office and they’d say it was… …read more

text icon

Stacking up the Christmas Mail

Christmas? When I first hired on we didn’t have enough room. We would unload the box car and we would stack the mail from that car up against the… …read more

text icon

Drifting Apart

The first few years I was working we all did the same thing. We were supposed to have mail handlers and clerks but we all got in the box cars, we all… …read more

text icon

Deer Prank

I was at one of these highway Post Offices which took the place of RPO’s. I had this guy that was running on this thing one day, and they were… …read more

text icon

The Best Concept of the Postal Service

We wanted to be the best, in other words we would actually have contests among us as to who could stick the most mail the fastest. It was the prime… …read more

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email This More...
Select Up to One Item in Each List Below
Story Categories

Item Type

tag cloud for this site

No tags are available.