The Salem News
---- — To the editor:
No matter what the conditions were outside before 1863, customers had to pick up their mail at the local post office.
Then with an increase of direct mail being required for economic purposes to homes and to businesses, routes were added for mail delivery.
One hundred and fifty years of mail delivery is a milestone for the United States Postal Service. But it is a milestone that our postal carriers have given us; our mailpeople — both men and women.
These are the ones whom we are happy to see when we are waiting for that special letter. These are the ones who trek through the rain, the snow, the heat and many other conditions. And these are the ones we typically get used to seeing on a daily basis, especially if you are homebound or elderly.
I personally want to give my gratitude to the USPS and my thanks especially to the mail carriers; the ones who, like my husband was, are on the front line, not only giving to me each day my mail but a smile and something to look forward to.