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01-27-2004, 05:48 PM
Postcard reaches 'top of a big hill'

ELKINS, West Virginia (AP) -- Nothing stops the U.S. Postal Service from making its appointed rounds, not even a postcard addressed simply as "On Top of a Big Hill."

The postcard was mailed by a bookstore in Bridgeport to Helen English of Elkins, notifying her that a book she had ordered had arrived. It was addressed, "Mrs. English, On Top of a Big Hill, Elkins, W.Va. 26241."

English had mentioned to the bookstore clerk that she lived on a hill. She said the bookstore apparently did not have her address, so the clerk improvised.

"That little mail carrier, who else would do such things in the dead of winter?" English said. "They deserve a pat on the back, especially in this weather. It wouldn't happen anywhere else."

Elkins Postmaster Francis Scott said Carmen Tankersley, a rural route carrier since 1987 who serves 550 families, delivered the postcard.

Story from CNN (http://edition.cnn.com/2004/US/South/01/27/offbeat.mail.ap/index.html)

01-28-2004, 03:29 AM
That's funny! My grandfather received mail addressed to him at "15 Agitation Hill Rd." :D He started calling his street that when traffic became too heavy for him to get out of his driveway. The postal carriers knew exactly where the mail was going.