Postie ranks boxes
LIFE isn't always easy for a postie, battling magpies and dogs while trying to fit mail into boxes as they pass.
Allora Australia Post contractor Sharon Nielsen thought she would say thank you and award plaques to three residents whose boxes made her job easier.
Mrs Nielsen said mail boxes not only made a postie's life easier, it improved the appearance of people's homes and properties.
The prize for the best mail box Mrs Nielsen delivers to in Allora went to Gloria Birse, who has had a nice, new mail box this year.
Mrs Birse said the friend who helped her assemble the mail box called it the “million dollar mailbox” and her son thought it was way too big.
If anyone deserved an award, it was Mrs Nielsen for the best postie on the Downs as she was always helping her clients, especially the elderly, she said.
Mrs Nielsen awarded a runner-up plaque to Alison and Adam May and a most-creative award to Carmel Pocklington.
She would like to thank everyone in town who made her life easier by improving their mail boxes.
Ensure numbers are clearly visible.
Put mesh or similar on bottom of box to protect mail in wet weather.
If you receive large envelopes and don't want them folded, get a mail box that can fit A4 material.
Tell your postie if mail received at your residence is not yours.
Keep your dogs well fed and your children locked up, postie Sharon Nielsen joked.