Sunday, October 05, 2008

Pedal Power Gets the Job Done

Australia's Young Witness website reports postman David ‘Bluey’ Norton has put a lot of kilometers on his bicycle over the last 42 years.

'Bluey' has been delivering letters since 1966, back when all postmen rode "push bikes." These days,‘posties’ ride motorized scooters.

But not him. He rode his bike right up until this week when he retired.

According to the piece by Campbell Walker, "Many of the people on his route have known for some weeks and been leaving little presents in their mailboxes for their favourite postie. That’s actually nothing new. For years nearing Christmas, Bluey would sometimes return more laden with presents than when he left."

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM