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All Aboard the Meme Express – Wednesday, February 4, 2009

February 4th is Thank a Mailman Day. Although the origins of this occasion are uncertain, the idea seems to have merit. Have you thanked your mail carrier lately?

In honor of this letter-perfect holiday, here is “Please, Mr. Postman,” performed by The Carpenters. (Karen Carpenter died of anorexia on February 4, 1983.)



Today’s Meme Express prompt is: Mailman.

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Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.

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  1. Prescription Post-Its
    Ducks follow the lead duck, unaware of the sludge around them. Lambs follow shepherds to lush fields or slaughter. How do we choose leaders worthy of our trust? Have we denied the danger of masking a mortal wound, simply because we wish it not so?

  2. Personalized Postage - Make Your Mark on Your Mailings
    A major highlight of the holiday season is a mailbox that fairly bulges with happy greetings. How can you make yours extra-special this year?

  3. Stop the Spam-Jam
    Limericks on spam - Spammers and slammers, beware. We grow weary of junk mail, unsolicited solicitations piles of unwanted catalogs and other uninvited mailings. Stop the spam-jam, please. Is it time to send spammers to the slammer?

  4. Perturbia in Suburbia - a Poetic Roar on the Folks Next Door
    Poem about neighborhood nightmares, in broad daylight: "Stepping out to grab the mail, I caught some sights that made me wail. And yet, I lived to tell the tale, Although my home is now for sale."


  5. Press Release Practicum - How to Make Headlines
    Editor mailboxes overflow daily with press releases, promotional pieces, and other unsolicited items. If you have truly newsworthy information to share, how can you position this for greater editorial attention?

  6. Thank-You Notes and Family Quotes
    Thank-you notes have become something of a lost art in recent years. Has thankfulness disappeared? Must we take one another's generosity for granted? How can parents teach children to demonstrate their gratefulness to others?

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, February 4th

    February 4: Today's Notable Birthdays
    Happy birthday: Gabrielle Anwar, Clint Black, Alice Cooper, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Oscar de la Hoya, Charles Lindbergh, Rosa Parks, Dan Quayle and more. Is February 4th your birthday? How will you celebrate? What notable individuals share your birthday?




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