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Postman HonkedTwice

Story ID:5855
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:1935
Person:Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Postman HonkedTwice

The Postman Honked Twice

Going Postal

Playing Post Office?

We received our mail
Out here on RFD #3
Only when the weather was nice
Doncha see.

Even with our mailman’s
New Ford Coupe
Drifting snow and muddy roads
Meant no mail today.

Leave two pennies in the box
If you needed a stamp
You had to retrieve it fast
When the weather was damp.

In your mailbox you left a written note
For a penny post card
You leave a one cent piece
That wasn’t so hard

If you got a package
To large for the box,
(HE WOULDN’T PUT IT DOWN)
The mailman left a note
You drove 12 miles to town.

Out here in the country
We ordered all our things from a “wish book”
Montgomery Ward or Sears
As kids we loved to look.

Our mailman was a
Cantankerous old cuss
When us kids waited at the box for him
He would scowl at us.

He had a personality
Like a poisoned pup
He’d gun that new Ford engine
I hoped it would blow up.

Old Man Couts
Was our mailman for all those years
Not a friendly one to kids
Not much between his ears.

When I left the RFD
At twenty one years of age
That old postman was still delivering mail
And collecting the postage.

Monte Manka 01-14-09