As I drive doing multiple errands I admire the painted canvas of the mail boxes; they give you a little peak of the owner's individual personality. This brings a memory back to me, of my mom buying the biggest traditional mail box and painting a mural of wild flowers and a butterfly similar to the one I posted. I can recall over-hearing my dad giving a friend instructions to our house and then telling them they couldn't miss it, just look for the mail box with the beautiful painting on it! My mom would just smile.
We have come a long way baby! From the beginning of the Pony Express to the United States Postal Service ... getting mail to each other via the horse, vehicle and airplane.
Not only can we correspond and communicate, you can now pay your bills with your computer, by putting your cursor arrow on send and by the click of the mouse. Before you can say squeak... it's on its way!
In the morning, I check my e-mail and will usually find a "letter" from my son Rob. He is already at work in Nebraska, it is a two hour difference. As I am waking up drinking my coffee, we have a conversation via e-mail. sigh.... My daughter Diandra will send me letters from the heart. I cherish e-mails like these. smile.... I can compose a letter, send it, come home, and have a reply waiting for me. Just like that! It is faster than sending it in the mail with the United states Post Office. Now, with blogging you can post something, meet, and get to know people from all over the world, through comments. Just like that!
Let me tell you about a Dear wonderful friend of mine. She is so sweet and caring, I call her my Wanda Mom! I look forward to getting newsletters from a church I dearly love. She has a monthly article in it, and no matter what, I read it first!... (Sorry Pastor Don). Well, guess what?! I no longer have to wait once a month to read her insights; she now has a blog! I can read her inspirational musings each time she has "posted" (no pun intended) something new! Be sure to check her blog out and say "Hi!"
I am loving the speed of the computer, however, I do worry about the sending and receiving of traditional mail. I wonder, will it soon be a lost art?