The Daily EO: June 27th, 2012

I received a postcard via Postcrossing from Germany today.  Aschaffenburg.   It’s a city in Bavaria.  It is a fairly typical card – several pictures of city views and a fairly generic comment on the back.  But I am thrilled!  I have it on our fridge – which means a lot because my husband hates having things on the fridge.  He doesn’t like the clutter.  I think that why he insisted on a stainless steel fridge on the last go round.   I had no idea stainless steel is not magnetic until that fridge.  And my dad was a metallurgical engineer.  How embarrassing for the family.  Anyways.

I also sent a postcard to Germany 5 days ago (to a different person) – from Huntsville! – and it was received in 4 days!   I think the Germans have a very efficient postal system – through experience I know the mail here in Huntsville can be a little dodgy.  You know with that mail carrier storing 4 or 5 bags of mail at his apartment a couple of times.

An aside.  I discussed Beowulf with my husband tonight.  I explained what Mr. Dickerson explained to me in high school.  Bragging in Norse culture is akin to making a public declaration.  If you lose your nerve in the face of Beowulf, perhaps the thought of dishonouring yourself after telling everyone how great of a warrior you are, will steady your sword hand.

Why am I telling you this?  I don’t really know.  Perhaps I want you to know I know Beowulf.  And that is enough for today.

June 27th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary:  Mail excitement has hit an all time high around here.  You just never know what is coming through the slot.  (try reading that aloud out of context in a mixed company)

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Author: Susan

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