“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Often thought to be motto of the United StatesPost Office, it was actually written in 430 BC describing the perseverance of the mounted messenger service used by the King of Prussia.

Find yourself the 1991 edition ofCompton’s Encyclopedia, the 26 Volume set still available on eBay or Amazon, or you may have a set in your attic, and go to Volume 19 and look up Postal Service. On page 551, you will find information about the Postal Service along with this photo of a Postman behind his truck.

Twenty years later and after the millions of pieces of mail he has personally delivered, here he is, our Postman, Jose. Neither sun, nor surf , nor Santa Ana winds have kept him from his appointed rounds. He hasn’t changed a bit.