Mailbox Improvement Week
According to the Postal Service, "Repairing suburban and rural mailboxes improves the appearance of the community and makes delivering and receiving mails safer for carriers and customers."
A few years ago, Alfred Meyer wrote a fun little article, Raising the Red Flag, in Mother Earth News about getting and installing a mailbox for his new home in the country.
He writes the following about Mailbox Improvement Week, " I envisioned an entourage of beribboned postal inspectors cruising up the county road in an open stretch limo. Then I heard the chief thunder to his underlings, on a megaphone and while pointing to my box, "Now, there, you clods, is a rural receptacle the service can be proud of. Stop the car. Get its address, Smithers. I intend to see it receives the Neither Rain Nor Shine Award at once."
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