Small town joys and big city woes........

I've been spending this afternoon packing up this month's edition of subscription samplers, and  I've been missing the women that helped me last month so much.  My mom and two of her friends spent an evening cutting, folding, ironing, wrapping, stickering and licking envelopes with me to get all those samplers out the door and to the post office last month.  Talk about generous..... I've been all by my lonesome self today, and while I genuinely like what I'm doing, it is a bit lonesome, and boy o boy does it take a lot longer with one instead of four.  Thank you, Mom!  Thank you, Mom's friends!


The people that were helping me stuff envelopes in Michigan last month were not the only thing that made packing up all those subscriptions last month so effortless.  The postoffice in the town where my family lives is a real treat as well.  A tiny little post office with the world's friendliest postmaster is right across the street from where I grew up, and the postmaster, Fred, happens to also be a good family friend.  Those of you who live in small towns might not appreciate the joy I feel going to this particular post, while New Yorkers and other city dwellers will acknowledge the lack of bullet proof glass separating postmaster from customer, and the genuine smile on Fred's face.  He actually asks how I am every time I go in there!   It's the little things in life, you know?


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