Ochopee has one 131-mile mail route that serves more than 900 residents. The mail route covers deliveries in three counties and includes delivery on the Miccosukee Indian Reservation. The tiny building used to serve as a storage shed for irrigation pipes for a tomato farm but was pressed into service as post office after the Ochopee general store/post office was destroyed in a fire in 1953.
“another success is the post office, with its educating energy augmented by cheapness and guarded by a certain religious sentiment in mankind; so that the power fo a wafer or a drop of wax or gluten to guard a letter, as it flies over sea, over land, and comes to its address as if a battalion of artillery brought it, i look upon as a fine meter of civilization.”
-ralph waldo emerson
stand up for the u.s.p.s
credits: patrick riley, naples daily news, luke franke, orlando sentinel
shoutout to the post office
for supporting my love
of letter writing, shipping, and receiving
they are my heroes
even on a less than perfect day
here’s to them for keeping it going
in spite of everything.
“postman’s bag is always heavy because it carries the life itself:
it carries all the sorrows and all the joys, all the worries and all the hopes!”
-mehmet murat ildan
or does anyone else
see the irony
a 10-minute limit
at a post office?
why do they
(maybe having to work a shift there?)
if we are
still parked in their lot
after 10 minutes
to stand in line
for 45 minutes?
the federal government spends millions to run the Postal Service.
i could lose your mail for half of that.
– pat paulsen
credits: many thanks to my boyfriend, marc for sharing the ironies in life with me.