Monday, 17 December 2012

Here is an idea for the season!

We are grateful to those who look after us. Our newspaper man who delivers in the dark wee hours; the mail carriers who risk life and limb on a busy highway to pop the mail into our mailbox; the UPS dude, with the cool shades, who wends his way along our 100m driveway and backs up to get back onto the highway!

I couldn't sleep one night, and I was up at 5:30 when our newspaper man drove up to put the newspaper in the mailbox. I scared him terribly! He also drives a school bus in the daytime.

It is an icy day today, freezing rain last night, and the driveway is a skating rink.
I skated up the drive, then down the hill, sliding towards the highway, skidding to a stop.
The highway is cleared, thankfully.

We bought some grocery store gift cards for the people who give us service. I wrote a poem, then popped them in an envelope in the mailbox!
The snow has melted, but you get the idea!


Crafty Gardener said...

Such a lovely idea. Love your poem.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You are such a nice and thoughtful person. Indeed there are a lot of people who take care of us.

W. Latane Barton said...

I got a visual of the newspaper man riding along on a cold winter night and all of a sudden there is Jennifer jumping out of the darkness. Oh my. You are too much fun.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Merry Christmas! I am certain that the mail carrie and the delivery drivers appreciate your kindness:)

Christine said...

don't like to hear of all that ice! Be careful...we don't have any snow but about once a week we get some icing over at night. Merry Christmas!

Red said...

Cool card!
When this old retired teacher delivered papers for a couple of years I was bowled over by people's generosity and kindness at Christmas. I had a good time just delivering papers let alone being given gifts! It's something I'll never forget.

Powell River Books said...

When we are in the city, we forget how hard it is for people to deliver things in the country. Then again, no one delivers up the lake. We have to go to town to get our mail and papers. But we like it that way. - Margy

Kay said...

This is such a wonderful idea. We do always remember our mailman. Thank goodness he doesn't have to suffer the weather as much as the post carriers in your area.