deliver them in time.
Back in 1856 the village postman needed a means to get around.
|The Village Postman (copy from a book by JM Carrick)|
It must have been an art to make deliveries then as Van Gogh's postman would confirm.
|Van Gogh - Portrait of Joseph-Etienne Roulin 1889|
I wonder who received a letter from Russia with love in the early 1900s.
|Russian Empire Postman (unknown author)|
At that time a postman had a hazardous occupation in many places so if your post is late there could be a tragic reason.
|Memorial Stone to Robert Cunningham-Postman|
Stone located on Killantringan Moor (Photo by Keith Brown: CC A-S A 2.0 generic license)
Robert Cunningham died in a snow storm in 1908
If you should hear your door bell just wait and see because remember the postman always rings twice. If you're lucky when you open your door to see it will turn out to be
(Photo by Pete Reed - ex flickr: CC BY-NC 2.0)
Merry Christmas one and all. May the postman deliver you lots of cards from the ones you love