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Celebrating 100 Years of Airmail Service – The First Airfields


In 1918 the Post Office Department (now United States Postal Service) initiated airmail service between Washington, DC and New York City with a stop in Philadelphia – Service began on May 15, 1918 using Army pilots, but was fully taken … Continue reading

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Where dogs go postal


Here’s the 2014 list of the cities with the most postal carrier dog bites. Initially, it appears that Houston sits atop the list as the bad doggy capital of America. But, when the numbers provided below are calculated in terms … Continue reading

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Airmail dAIRdevils – one ‘first-class’ read


Most of us have become accustomed to the benefits of overnight air delivery of mail, packages, and freight in the past three or four decades. The onset of corporate giants like Fedex and UPS have made these services largely routine. … Continue reading

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When it absolutely positively has to be there RIGHT NOW!


The title of this post comes from an old Federal Express (now FedEx) advertising theme – “when it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.” In the United States, FedEx and UPS (United Parcel Sdervice) have captured the bulk of the … Continue reading

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Going ‘postal’ over congressional accounting games


Below is a terrific post submitted by my cousin, Peg. Sounds like some in Congress purposely created a financial meltdown for the U.S. Post Office for disingenuous reasons. Here’s an issue that set my hair on fire this morning. The … Continue reading

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