Calling All Authors, Photographers and Story Tellers!

Hello all, Benny here. I love writing stories about as much as I enjoy reading them. In fact, I used to write for my brothers’ newspaper when I first got started, but I wasn’t satisfied with just my own perspective. That’s too boring! So, without James knowing about it, I wrote under the pseudo name Silence Dogood among others. I had a lot of fun with that, and to this day I’m not sure my brother ever knew it was me. Keep that just between us though, ok?

Like I said, I enjoy reading stories, and the more the better. That’s where you come in. I’m looking for stories from other perspectives that stir my soul. Stories that are fun, adventurous, and downright quirky. A photo or two to capture the essence of your literary voyage would be wonderful if you could toss that in too.

I want to hear from you, and I’m sure I’m not the only one either. This is your postal blog as much as it is mine, so send me your creative postal stories about life, work, and even that turkey running across the employee parking lot to escape the farmer down the road.

I think it’s time for a snack, so send me those stories while I get ready for lunch. Hope to hear from you soon!


Mail Matters

(The following is Courtesy of Gray Hair Software)

Always remember this. You work in an industry that adds $800 billion to America’s GDP. The postal industry employs 8 million Americans. Mail is the most cost-effective courier system on earth. Postal service is required by the U. S. Constitution.

Mail goes everywhere. Mail goes directly to the recipient. It is delivered for free. You don’t need a computer or internet service to get mail. Mail is secure. Spam filters can’t deflect it. Hackers can’t hack it. Viruses can’t corrupt it. It doesn’t lurk unseen on your hard drive after you trash it. Mail is polite. It doesn’t interrupt you at dinner.

It doesn’t pump up the volume to make sure you’re listening. Mail is not “junk.” Mail is Real. You can feel it, touch it, hold it. Pin it to a corkboard. Magnetize it to your fridge. Senders value it. Recipients value it. People look forward to getting mail. Mail delivers surprises—postcards, gifts, opportunities. Checks arrive in the mail. A day without mail is a lonely day.

Finding something interesting in the mail is a special moment. And you are part of that mail moment. Mail works for everyone. That is the Value of Mail. Brag about it!

Promote it! Defend it! Because mail matters.

  • Hello, I'm Benny the Blogger: I'm the world's most famous postal employee. My hobbies are snappy quotes, kite flying and publishing. I was born Jan. 17, 1706, but don't call me old.

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