Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lovely response from a postal worker

I received the loveliest email in response to my last post, Postcrossing to the #1 USA Postcrosser. The woman who emailed, who shall remain nameless, is one of my blog readers, AND happens to work at the post office where motherbrando sends and receives her mail. Motherbrando was the recipient of the last postcard I blogged about, and the woman who is currently the #1 Postcrosser in the USA.

I was so touched by what this post office blog reader wrote that I asked her permission to share it with you, and she graciously agreed:

What a hoot! Your post caused my on-line life and my off-line life to collide. I work at the post office that she [motherbrando] sends and receives all those wonderful postcards. In fact, she was how I found out about postcrossing. Love the card you are sending her...books are what you might call one of my weaknesses. lol

I wanted to let you know, as an employee of the USPS, how much I appreciate you and your fellow bloggers supporting and encouraging the art of letter writing. By the way, good mail is not only fun to send and to receive it is also fun to deliver! =)
So there you have it, folks, proof that our mail is brightening the days of not only its recipients, but perhaps of many of the fine people who handle our mail along its journey.


  1. aw that is wonderful. I talked to a postmaster not to long ago through my daytime job and we happened to talk about sending mail. He also thanked me, and my fellow senders for helping support USPS.

  2. I really love this kind of thing! I recently moved and my mom just told me that my old mailman was asking about me. He also said he missed all the mail I was sending and receiving! It is lovely to get that kind of support from the people who make sure our mail gets delivered :)

  3. What a wonderful post! Thank you. I am inspired to write a thank you note to my postal workers ... the ones I rarely see because my town is one of the weird little townships in Pennsylvania that doesn't have its own zipcode so we are assigned one from another town, and that town is quite far from my actual home. But, since all my outgoing leaves from the little mailbox at the front of my house, it all passes through the post office I've rarely visited. And often they take the time to hand cancel my postcards, even though I've never asked. I've gotten many a Postcrossing thank you for the nice clear postmark.

    And the people who work at the post office where all my incoming arrives ... where my PO box is ... they are amazing, too. I shall thank them, too, but I think I'll bake them something. They are always talking about other post offices where customers bring in baked goods :-)

  4. I love reading this! The folks at my PO have talked about loving the postcards and mail art I get too. I even showed the new Postmaster a piece that my 9 year old granddaughter sent me recently and he told me that I "just had to frame that"! A great way to know he loves this stuff too.


  5. I recently went into my local post office and the clerk behind the desk mentioned how lovely it is to send and deliver my mail, since it is always so bright and arty - quite different to most of what they deliver, I'm sure! :)

  6. It's so lovely to know that we philepistolists are brightening so many people's days!

  7. This is great. I have wonderful postal workers at my local PO - they are friendly and helpful and hand cancel things without my even asking....and they like my mail art. I am trying to talk them in to letting me photograph them for my blog but they are shy....I hear a lot of bad things about the USPS but they have a lot of good people too -- including my wonderful letter carrier.

  8. This is so wonderful!! I'm glad that this postal worker came out of the shadows to tell her story; I just hope that the men and women who sort/deliver my mail get that much joy out of it! Three Cheers for The Maven! :D