If you are sad that the holiday weekend is over, rest assured..it is not. Today is a holiday as well — National Neither Rain nor Snow Day.
The building has the following inscription:
“Neither snow nor rain not heat nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
A lot of people — myself included — think of this as the United States Post Office motto, but it’s not; it was actually the motto of the Pony Express, which was never a government-funded operation.
I know…as holidays go, it’s not that exciting. Ask Kevin Costner; he did an entire movie on the topic — it was called “The Postman,” and nobody went to see it (except my brother Kent, who liked it a lot).
But I’m doing my best to extend your holiday weekend — to give you an excuse to stop your work and go home.
So, run! Be free! Find a horse and gallop off into the sunset!