Thursday, May 22, 2008

A food drive by any other name

One reader wrote in and said this:

"Maybe it's time for all the parties (NALC and USPS) to come together and just call it the USPS food drive. In our local paper today it said the 'letter carriers …' This drive involves many rural carriers, clerks, Postmasters, and other USPS employees. Maybe it’s time for all us to come together and drop labels for the common good."

The NALC founded the food drive. They promote it and most of their members participate. But we know that regardless of who's name is on it, we all love to help.

Rolling up our sleeves is a Postal Service tradition. In my day, everybody did everything for everybody and it looks like the same spirit still exists. Thanks to employees of all stripes, the NALC Food Drive was a big winner again.

I remember reading Shakespeare as a lad, squinting at those words illuminated by candlelight deep into the night. In Romeo and Juliet, he wrote, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet."

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Port Orchard, WA, carriers got big thanks from the South Kitsap Helpline Foodbank.

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