365 days of gratitude

The rural mail delivery stops at our gate so there’s a line up of mail boxes there, ours and those of people who live further up the road.

Ours is the only one that gets a daily paper.

I can, and sometimes do, read the Otago Daily Times on-line but I still prefer to read the hard copy.

When Saturday mail deliveries were cut, the ODT contracted with the mailman to deliver the paper. He does that every Saturday and because he’s not delivering mail as well, it comes much earlier than it does during the week.

It gives me an excuse to linger over a late breakfast, reading news and features, and trying to do the sudoku, crossword, and word builder.

It’s a leisurely way to start the weekend and I”m grateful for it.


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