With the changes in mail service in recent times more and more post offices are stopping home delivery. Instead they want to set up community mailboxes. This might only be a minor inconvenience for most able-bodied folks, but for those with mobility issues it can become a barrier. Many electric wheel chairs and mobility scooters can’t be taken out in the rain, and snow can be an absolute barrier. Those using canes, walkers and other mobility devices can’t cross stretches of snow or mud — consider people who must use oxygen and the tanks that they wheel with. Those with issues of stability also have problems whether due to disability or age. Fatigue issues may preclude a long walk to the postal boxes.
You also don’t want to leave any mail in the box overnight because of risk of mail theft. Since you don’t necessarily know everyone in your neighbourhood you wouldn’t realize when a stranger is spending a little too long at the boxes — breaking into them. When the mail comes to your door, at least your neighbours might realize when a stranger is trying to get your mail. If mail is left overnight in the neighbourhood post office boxes on a street corner, there is a greater chance of mail theft and… identity theft.
This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.
“We’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit.
Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!
* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.
- Sober Solitude – Wheel Tales of Willow City (gnometapestry.com)
- A Funny Thing Happened… – Wheel Tales of Willow City (gnometapestry.com)
- Ding-Dong! Nobody Calling! – Wheel Tales of Willow City (gnometapestry.com)
- My Eyes are Down Here! – Wheel Tales of Willow City (gnometapestry.com)