Monday, April 26, 2010

Blue Monday - Post Office

It's Blue Monday!

It's a good idea to place the blue bird logo at the top of your post so that others can easily find your Blue Monday post. Please remember to place the link for Blue Monday. I will DELETE those who do not follow this simple rule.

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"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" was said about 2500 years ago by the Greek historian, Herodotus. He said this adage during the war between the Greeks and Persians about 500 B.C. in reference to the Persian mounted postal couriers whom he observed and held in high esteem.

Today many people believe this saying to be the U.S. Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) motto. In fact, it is not their official slogan. According to the U.S.P.S. they have no slogan at all!

Johnny and I went to drop off some mail, and I realized that in my never-ending quest to find blue, this institution certainly qualifies.



This is another post office close to our place. Weren't they smart to choose such a beautiful color?





Look at these beautiful blue babies all lined up and standing at attention, just waiting to be fed.




I found a couple of trucks that had finished the work for the day.




Here's another lot with trucks "resting" from their labors!







Ah, beautiful blue.


Happy Blue Monday!

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4. Dreams and Time
5. Baba's Special Babies
6. LaVoice
7. Pie
8. Cindy@Fairy Tale Cottage
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18. Rinkly Rimes Australia
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20. Vivapinay, Philippines
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22. Farmor, Sweden
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24. Loui
25. Hedwig - SE
26. Mary@OnePerfectBite
27. Carpe Diem Sweden
28. LUNA
29. Dave Q, UK
30. Loveleng
31. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
32. Race@Wahm's Cozy Corner
33. Race@Beyond Horizons
34. LOLA @ THE LOLA DIARIES
35. Linda@Lindanjake
36. Hagemor Norway
37. Vintage Rose Studio
38. Siromade Australia
39. Inspired Living Spaces
40. DANIELA
41. Anne Fannie
42. Irene Photography, Norway
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44. Judith, UK
45. Cindy @ Applestone Cottage
46. Turid, Norway
47. hip chick
48. Debbie-Dabble
49. RockCandy
50. Eden, Australia
51. Homemaking In High Heels
52. Jan, Australia
53. Carlotta
54. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
55. Beth @ Food As Art - GIVEAWAY
56. Kathryn
57. Maria's Space
58. Tracy F. @ Honeysuckle and Hissy Fits
59. Blue Laws at Charm of the Carolines
60. ...Molly's Country Memories
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62. Helen
63. Tina@Beansie Babbles
64. cindy
65. Ann @ Tin and sparkle
66. The Tablescaper
67. Becky K
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69. Kathy @Me & My Memes
70. Shirleys World
71. Jenn Raley - Weekend Blues
72. Joy- Books and Life
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76. Terry
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65 comments:

Martha said...

What a great blue -- the USPS!!!!

Love it!

Lana G! said...

It will be interesting to see if they go through with no mail delivery on Saturdays. Great Blues!

Nancy said...

Great post...great history lesson as well. I had never read that before. Thanks for sharing. I love little historical tidbits!

maria said...

Great finds for Blue. Happy Blue Monday!

Mine is here.

Baba said...

Good morning Sally, God bless our USPS...love your blues for today.I am sharing my two grands wearing blues for their prom this past Friday night.. come over and see them.
Hugs, Baba

Rajesh said...

Nice stuff. Perfect choice for blue Monday.

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, you are so right. what could be more perfect than the US Postal Service. Lots of blue. A good post idea.

My post is a bit different. I hope you like it.

Have a wonderful week. Thinking of you Sally and hoping all is going well. You are always in my prayers my dear friend.
Love, Jeanne

Dena E's Blog said...

Hey Sally,,,its just me...So glad I decided to join in with this fun!!!
Hugs Dena

Miss. Clippy said...

Ahhh I missed Blue Mondays! I've been too busy for memes for a while now. So happy that I can join you again this week :) Nice blues. It's a very serious, "reliable" kind of blue, for me!

LV said...

You did a super job on the your post office tour. The ones around here do not have that much blue on them. I can hardly wait for the postman to come each day. I have always loved going to the mail box and still do. I have a regular old plain box on the street. My blue bird fell right out the sky this week. Rest assured I will see that it is back in the rightful place next week. Take care.

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Smiling Sally! Great "Blues" today! Reminds me of the days when my Grandfather (Our townships postman when I was a little girl) would beep the horn and I'd go a running out the door to get the mail...and my lunchtime kiss from him. He didn't retire till the age of 75, after he'd completed 33 years of working for the USPS. I still think that's why I get so excited about getting the mail today...but he's no longer making the deliveries. :( Praying you are having a lovely week! ~CC Catherine

Loui said...

Hi Sally..
after a rainy , gloomy week, and now SNOW,
I needed something more cheerful and colorful..
hope you enjoy my selections..
hope you are mending well..
warmest (gentle) hugs..
Loui♥

luna said...

Post blues....;D
Wonderful blue!
WE've got yellow post-color.

Happy Blue Monday..Luna

Dave said...

My first time here, ...hope you enjoy my entry.

Race said...

Wow that's very appropriate for your theme! btw i'm so sorry to accidentally clicked the Enter key without finalizing the correct URL at #32 kindly delete it! thanks vm! I have the right link at #33

Nora Johnson said...

Fabulous blue! Happy Blue Monday!

XOXO LOLA:)

linda said...

The good ol' post office! I seem to go there weekly!

Gena D said...

Who would've guessed that a postal "organisation" would be so neat .... love the logo and the rows of psotal vans all lined up ready for action!!

Thanks for the opportunity
Gena @ Vintage rose Studio
and
Inspired Living Spaces

Anne Fannie said...

The make me feel blue when they break something too!
Happy Blue Monday...
Hugs, Ann

Irene said...

It's funny we both postet pictures of postboxes! Happy Blue Monday!

Judith said...

Interesting post Sally - our post office colours are Red

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Sally,
I think there are blues to be found everywhere~ It's my favorite color you know! Thanks for hostessing this fun meme.
Cindy

hip chick said...

I love the post office! I love getting mail! I love the little trucks that they drive like Europeans.

Barbara said...

oops! I commented on last weeks post about the prom dress.....oh well. I am not crazy about THE POSTOFFICE where I live....their hours are short, delivery is slow and the mail person gives us a hard time about everything.

Barbara

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sally, I had to laugh because you bet me to it!! Actually hubby , Joe, is a letter carrier and in a future post, I planned on featuring him dressed in his uniform, which I still might! LOL!!
Joe says "Sally, I really did n't want to see all of these postal things for at least another 2 hours today" LOL!!

Happy Blue Monday!!
Debbie

Candy said...

In this age of computers, there is still something really special about getting snail mail.
Happy BLUE Monday Blessings ;-)

Eden said...

Beautiful post office.Love the blue.

Happy Blue Monday

Jan said...

Sally, you certainly have some spectaular blue, there, but of course most of us would walk right past them, you also have the eye to notice them! Thanks.

Carlotta said...

Love that particular blue. They do great work shipping pkgs. to my dh who's deployed. Thanks!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This was a terrific post Sally! I am curious to see what changes they make...technology has really changed everything...hasn't it.
♥, Susan

Debbie said...

Always learning something new Sally! You are a great teacher, Happy Blue Monday!

Kathryn said...

Very interesting postal trivia! I'm trying to enter again this week. I'm not usually this computer challenged ha! We'll see.
Thanks!
kat

Nanna said...

Happy Blue Monday to you sally! oh ow I've missed you, just as I thought I was running out of blue, I came up with some more LOL, great P/O post today!

Beansieleigh said...

Don't forget the bills they bring me.. Now THAT makes ME blue!!! Happy Blue Monday, Sally!! ~tina

Apron Senorita said...

Love the red white and BLUE!!

It is still the cheapest way to send package so KIDOS to the big blue post office.

Yoli :)

Cindy said...

You're so clever to notice this blue. Something we all see everyday and don't appreciate! Very good.

Ann said...

Thanks for sharing where that slogan actually came from --- so interesting. And the pictures you took are so vivid. Happy Blue Monday.

Becky K. said...

Whew! It took me a while today but I found some blue to add to today's post. I was stumped! Then I poured a tea candle...with camera in one hand a and teapot in the other. The things I do for this blog...lol.

Love You, Sally.
I didn't want to miss stopping in today.

Becky K.

barbarah said...

Very nice blues there! I hope you're doing well, Sally.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

WOW Sally, I always thought that was the post office motto and had suggested a couple of times they chance it...lol..cause around here it sure isn't true, Our little post office is close most of the time..opened 2 hrs in the morning and 3 in the evening, on Sat only open 3 hrs.
But they sure have a pretty color blue for their trucks.
Hope you are recovering well.
Molly

♥ Kathy said...

The post office has great blues! Happy Blue Monday Sally!

Shelia said...

Morning Most Blue One! Oh, I love the USPO!! I love my mail man. He does a terrific job! Great blues.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Mary said...

You were able to do it again, Sally. You found blue that most of us are so used to seeing that we overlook it. I hope all is well and that you are having a great Blue Monday. Blessings...Mary

Claudie said...

Sally you always have such interesting posts. Who would have known about your USPO to be so interesting? Not me.
I do love mail, yes I do especially when it comes from my dear bloggy friends. Love sending out hand written notes too.
Happy Blue Monday
Love Claudie
xoxo
P.S. I see how difficult it was for you to not show Mrs. Magpie lol She's a tough one to photograph lol
xo

salmagundi said...

The P.O. is such an institution in the U.S.'s history that I hate to see it have financial problems. Oh well, we will adjust! Hope you are feeling better. Sally

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sally,
Since my hubby works as a letter carrier here in Canada, {after retiring from the Ministry}, I got a kick out of your post today. The Canadian logo is red, white, and blue. Our mailboxes are red.
They may not have a slogan here in Canada either, however, it seems even when the weather is unfit for other folks to be out, our Canadian letter carriers are expected to get the mail through!
Have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

© Jennifer Raley said...

Happy Blue Monday! I was concerned about you because when I checked last night (always check to see you post is up before I post mine), I noticed you hadn't posted all week. I hope you are well and that nothing's wrong.
I enjoyed your USPS Blue this morning. Sometimes, blue is right in front of us and we miss it. What a regular the USPS has been in our lives. Those old "hungry" blue postal boxes just a part of us. THanks! Jenn

Together We Save said...

Happy Blue Monday!! Great post!! We need those blue suited men and women more than some people realize.

D.B. said...

Sally, since Blue Monday entered my life, I find myself seeing blue everywhere and my first thought is, "is that Blue Monday worth?" It's fun. Thanks for hosting this!

Dhemz said...

a parade of blue....happy blue monday Sally!

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh how cute. I love yours. I posted mine in a Mosaic today. I hope you like it. Have a great week,
Sherry

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sally, I surely do miss your posts... I hope you are doing okay now...

the Blue Monday post ---using the post office, is perfect... There's LOTS of blue!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

lazyclick said...

Very nice captures.

Marice said...

these are neat shots :)

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
Happy Blue Monday to you .
This was a really neat post.
Thank you so much for making
Monday such a blessing !
Until next time
Happy Trails

Darlene said...

Hi Sally,

You definitely found some pretty blues with the USPS! Enjoy your Monday.♥

Dixie said...

fantastic blues as always Sally!

thanks for the words of encouragement that you left for me today. My Dr. says with my "threshold for pain" and my "sheer determination" I should do great in rehab and be mended soon! (I do have a trip planned to the art retreat in TX called Paper Cowgirls, at the end of June)... so I've got to get up and attem'!

big hugs! Dixie

ps... I've still got one of the books you sent me to read... so I hope to get lots and lots of reading done in the next 3-months!

shopannies said...

postal truck is one of my favorite vehicles

Teresa C. said...

I made it in time! Yay! (I did post a bad link though and put myself in twice, SORRY!)

And no wonder I like the post office so much!

xinex said...

Yep, good ol' post office, blue indeed! I was just there today to mail my first ebay sale. I had an overload of Polish pottery that I decided to sell duplicates on Ebay, lol....Christine

fickleinpink said...

snailmail's more personal i think, than emails!

and that's a very "blue-utiful" post office!

xoxo,
fickle

PS
I can't seem to post in the Mclinky... but you can see mine here

Joy said...

I love it when I see the post man...or woman. She usually has a book or two for me. But I don't like the bills they bring ;)

Gunsside said...

Great blue post, we always need the blue....
Here is my blue monday
http://gunsside.blogspot.com/2010/04/blue-monday.html

Coloradolady said...

Great post!!! especially since that is my employer!!! Believe me...I see lots of blue!!!

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I came over to ask a favor. I did a post on our grandson Caleb. He is 13 years of age today. If you have a moment come over and comment. He is excited and will be looking for comments.
Thank you so much.
Love, Jeanne