Vonney

Vonney

Durham, United States

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Raised in Fredonia, Kansas in 50s and 60s
Happily divorced with three sons and 3 grandchildren.
Graduate of Emporia State Univ, Emporia, KS, 1980
Reside in North Carolina since 1984
USPS retiree In-waiting
Love writing and humor and laughter and comedy
No drama queen here.
Love peace, quiet and being in natural settings.
Love reading that makes me laugh out loud.
Love watching children create.
Love being around people who love what they do.
Love dogs and cats and colorful fish.
Love planning my retirement in the Great Plains
Looking forward to old age and playing cards everyday and
writing my memoir.

  • Age: 66
  • Joined: August 2007

Journal

WHY I DON'T LIVE AT THE POST OFFICE

At 8 o’clock this morning I dispatched the last of the Christmas trucks carrying / thousands of packages to smaller stations within the city. As they pulled away / from the dock I looked around and decided this was a good time to escape. / All the activity centered on the North Dock where a large group of employees were / sorting hundreds, maybe thousands, of pieces of Express mail. That …
Posted over 7 years – 5 comments

18,556 STEPS LAST NIGHT

Travelin’ Travis, No 2 son, called awhile ago. He was / standing in line waiting to catch his flight to Paris. Then he / boarded and took a window seat, and said, “They’re shutting / the door, so that means I have to get off this phone. Later, / Mom. I’ll call you from an Internet cafe in France somewhere.” / From there he will fly to Copenhagen and join up with …
Posted over 7 years – 4 comments

EXECUTIVE ORDER; HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

Monday morning just minutes before I began my much awaited 24-hour pass from the monumental mass of Christmas cards and packages, the union steward / came running across the dock shouting, " George Bush issued an Executive / Order granting all federal employees a day off on December 24, 2007, except / postal employees…except postal employees…EXCEPT POSTAL EMPLOYEES." / The o…
Posted over 7 years – 6 comments

FOURTEEN AND COUNTING DOWN

I work in a mail processing center the size of ten football fields inside. Now most / any postal facility (be it UPS, FedEx, USPS, or Pony Express) this time of year / will be overwhelmed with parcels and holiday greetings of some kind or another. / The building where I am employed is smack dab in the middle of an area of the / country where at least a thousand new residents move in every month…
Posted over 7 years – 4 comments