Monday, February 28, 2011
Nice mail is usually a card with a note and sometimes there are pictures, recipes, games, or coupons included. On some holidays, the girls all get festive socks! I even have special postcards for grandkids. Other people sometimes get nice mail for their birthday or a get well card if they need it. Since I have retired I have been a better nice mailer, using the calendar from our church to send birthday and anniversary wishes to friends. Facebook helps too since I can see who is having a birthday a week ahead.
Our church sends cards to people every Sunday. Some weeks there are 12-15 cards. Just yesterday it was mentioned how important the cards are to the receivers. The idea that someone is thinking of them and taking the time to prepare a card makes them feel special.
Today was nice mail day on the Ponderosa. I had a birthday card and a get well card ready when the husband left for work, After I prepared more mail and the rain stopped for a few minutes I decided to drive to the Post Office so everyone would get some nice mail tomorrow, but when I got there it looked like this
The entire parking lot was flooded. It was dry near the big blue box I need to get to, but the water was deep in the driveway right in front of it. Just like the postal service I was not going to be stopped by high water, so I hightailed it to Gibson Tax Service where the owner took me in his four wheel drive to deposit my mail before the 3:15 deadline! He,of course, is a big fan of everyone on the nice mail list so he saved the day!