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Postal Service in Mexico

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I think everyone from North of the Border who lives in Mexico has a postal service story to tell. Today I saw a post on Facebook from a friend who lives in Ajijic, Jalisco. This week she received two Christmas cards, one from Canada and one from the U.S., that were sent in December. Not bad. Lots of mail doesn’t ever arrive. We discourage anyone who has a notion of using the postal service, but I have used it twice in ordering some pills from a Mexican company. BOTH times they arrived in good shape in about 2-3 weeks. I consider that a success. So today I am posting a picture of the beautiful stamps that were on the last package (in December) in honor of the brave young men in Mexico who ride little motorcycles laden with letters and packages and negotiate the roads filled with drivers with “interesting” driving habits. Salud!

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  1. I like the stamps very much. Postal service here is losing ground to private industry.

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  2. lghiggins says:

    One day I commented (in the U.S.) critically on the amount of junk mail I was carrying into the house to throw away. It turned out I was chatting with the daughter of a former mailman. She explained that all of those circulars had been the bread and butter of survival for her family. I guess it depends on perspective.

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  3. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour ou Bonsoir
    Si votre cœur est désemparé, une bonne nouvelle peut le ranimer
    Si vos yeux ont envie de pleurer, laissez-les allez sans retenue
    Les émotions ne se commandent pas
    Si vous riez et que la peine vous meurtrit
    Ne changez pas d’horizon
    La musique peut vous aider à garder la bonne humeur
    Si la passion n’est plus comme avant
    Lui l’amour est en vous et vos sentiments s’enflamment et feront plaisir aux autres


    Si vous n’êtes pas poète, ni écrivain , gardez une âme d’artiste
    Et faites valoir vos ressentis avec une pointe de fantaisie
    Si l’on ne vous découvre que des défauts c’est que vous n’avez pas changé

    Et que l’autre personne qui vous critique a surement autant de défauts que vous
    Si moi vous trouvez que je ne suis plus comme avant
    Je peux vous dire que je n’ai pas changé, je suis restée conforme à mes idées

    Mais je pense que le temps est compté et que les années s’effilent doucement

    Alors mieux vos encore en profiter

    Bisous bonne journée ou bonne soirée

    Votre ami BERNARD

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  4. Joëlle says:

    Nice stamps! More and more a thing of the past, however. It has become difficult for me in France to get pretty ones to stick on the few envelopes I send my children in the States.

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    • lghiggins says:

      In the U.S. they still make an effort to put out commemorative stamps. I wonder what will happen to stamp collecting if the postal services go about of business. I also know from my personal experience at our cabin in northern New Mexico in the U.S. that FedEx and U.P.S. will only deliver so far, especially in the winter. If the weather is bad, they drop packages off at the local U.S. Post Office.

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      • Joëlle says:

        Here also people would like to keep the postal services running, especially in rural areas. Many post offices have shrunk to minimal service. In our village, opening hours have been reduced and the new ones don’t make sense: closed on Saturday and during our very sacred lunch hour.

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  5. Very pretty nice stamps! 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH

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  6. driftyness says:

    This is interesting! I think its fascinating that such common things like stamps can look so different all over the world. They all seem to have their own stories.

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