39th Edition

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, mail jumpers, mark twain by yourpostalpodcast on August 22nd, 2011

Mail delivery with a splash of history


The idea of delivering mail to lakeside homes by jumping from a boat to a dock and back again likely would have made Mark Twain chuckle.

In this month's edition, you'll hear about Wisconsin youths whose summer job is to stay dry while jumping from a moving boat to deliver Lake Geneva residents' mail. You'll also hear a Mark Twain impersonator's ruminations on the new commemorative stamp issued in honor of the creator of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

The show also features a roundup of the latest Postal Service news and announces the winners of last month's Owney book drawing.

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Photo: A mail jumper makes a delivery to a Lake Geneva resident's boat dock.