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studelark
10-03-2009, 10:19 AM
I received my latest edition of Turning Wheels in the AM snail mail. Beautiful magazine!! But Leonard, also known as lstude, must be paying off someone[:0] on the staff of TW. Not only did he get an article published about our Chapter's [u]Drive Your Studebaker Day</u>, with a photo including his 'two-toned' 2 dr. with bent bumper and fender, but something even grander. He also has a cover with his two-toned car in it. It is a great cover shot. Either he's living right or he's learned how to use payola.[8D]:D

Congratulations, Leonard. You scored two big ones for the homies.:)

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
60S-W6
1948 M16-52 Boyer-bodied fire truck

Chris Pile
10-03-2009, 10:24 AM
Yes, indeed - lets hear it for Leonard!

Chris Pile
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silverhawk
10-03-2009, 10:28 AM
Congrats!

Dylan Wills

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bams50
10-03-2009, 10:28 AM
"Snail mail"?? Gee, this postal employee says, Thanks Loads[}:)]

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barnlark
10-03-2009, 10:38 AM
My mail gets here pretty darn fast. Always great service. [^] Only when it involves Canada is it slow. ;) I even had a load of bills to send out with stamps and a large 8x11 envelope without postage that I dropped off accidently in the box Wednesday. Thursday it showed up at my sisters..no postage, no charge. Amazing. And Bob isn't even her carrier! :D:D

Milaca
10-03-2009, 10:55 AM
Slow mail delivery? Isn't everybody's mail deliverd by a Ford 302 powered Studebaker Zip Van?? [8D]

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Bill Pressler
10-03-2009, 11:02 AM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

My mail gets here pretty darn fast. Always great service. [^] Only when it involves Canada is it slow. ;) I even had a load of bills to send out with stamps and a large 8x11 envelope without postage that I dropped off accidently in the box Wednesday. Thursday it showed up at my sisters..no postage, no charge. Amazing. And Bob isn't even her carrier! :D:D


You know, my Dad worked at the Greenville, PA Post Office for about thirty years, retiring as something called "Superintendent of Operations" which I think doesn't exist anymore. They had about 40 employees there. So, some might think I'm biased, but...
...with the exception of a couple of Kent's post office window clerks appearing to not have a sense of urgency [}:)], I think mailing a letter is one of the greatest bargains in this country. I truly cannot remember when I've last had a piece of mail not get to its intended destination...and I've been mailing stuff as a full-fledged adult for about thirty years! I'm amazed at times when I hear what day someone received something I mailed...sometimes a thousand miles away, in two days. And the pricing doesn't bother me. What else costs less than a buck, and when it goes up, goes up a penny, instead of a nickel, dime, or quarter at a time!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
'64 Daytona Hardtop

Roscomacaw
10-03-2009, 12:47 PM
I agree with you, Bill. The USPS has a few worn cogs in it's people, but most big operations do.
Their priority mail literally FLIES when I use it. And whenever I can fit something into a flat rate box, I LAUGH as I go by the UPS store! The time I shipped Ted Harbit 49lbs of tranny parts for under ten bucks was classic in my book[:0] A deal like that's hard to beat!

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studegary
10-03-2009, 01:49 PM
I think that the USPS system is good, but there are a few problem people.

Last month, I sent a NOS '66 hood ornament from NY to WA via Priority Mail. It was received in three days.

I have had some problem carriers. There used to be days when I received mail for four different people/addresses. I figured that other people were receiving my mail also. I had many known missing items, including First Class delivery. One problem area was Old Cars Weekly. I would receive issues one to three weeks late and sometimes not at all. After a carrier that I thought was good retired early this year, my delivery has been fantastic. In the first two weeks, I received five issues of Old Cars Weekly. Since then, I have received a copy every week, always before the cover date.

I think that First Class should have some sliding scale based on distance. It no costs the same to send a card to a neighbor as to send a letter across the country.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Invalid User Name
10-03-2009, 03:01 PM
I ship quail eggs for hatching and the USPS is the ony way to go. I also have received live chickens via mail and never had a problem. I know they are in financial straights, but they are still great to deal with. I sent eggs by UPS ONE TIME and my customer received an omlet.

Doug

Venice, Florida
1950 Champion 9G F1

Bill Pressler
10-03-2009, 03:03 PM
quote:Originally posted by Invalid User Name

I ship quail eggs for hatching and the USPS is the ony way to go. I also have received live chickens via mail and never had a problem. I know they are in financial straights, but they are still great to deal with. I sent eggs by UPS ONE TIME and my customer received an omlet.

Doug

Venice, Florida
1950 Champion 9G F1


My Dad used to moan that he frequently got telephone complaints at the Post Office, for UPS!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
'64 Daytona Hardtop

barnlark
10-03-2009, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by Bill Pressler

...and I've been mailing stuff as a full-fledged adult for about thirty years!

I may have to call you on that assertion. ;):D

studelark
10-03-2009, 04:08 PM
[quote]Originally posted by bams50

"Snail mail"?? Gee, this postal employee says, Thanks Loads[}:)]

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Gee whiz, guys!! I didn't intend to set off a controversy by my 'snail mail' comment. I was simply constrasting surface mail vs. the 'faster' e-mail process.

I have all the respect for USPS. They do a great job delivering the mail plus all the worthless junk mail (I understand that is a money maker). I have shipped over 750 packages via USPS over the past several years and have never had a complaint from a customer. No lost shipments, no crushed merchandise, no crumpled packages. Not many shippers can lay claim to that. I hope USPS can survive the technelogical changes taking place in the marketplace. :)

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
60S-W6
1948 M16-52 Boyer-bodied fire truck

tyaughton
10-03-2009, 05:15 PM
Fully agree with you Frank, snail-mail simply denotes real paper and manpower as opposed to the electronic version. "snail" only came into being with the electronic age, prior to that there was nothing to compare it to, except maybe pony express:)


quote:Originally posted by studelark

[quote]Originally posted by bams50

"Snail mail"?? Gee, this postal employee says, Thanks Loads[}:)]

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Gee whiz, guys!! I didn't intend to set off a controversy by my 'snail mail' comment. I was simply constrasting surface mail vs. the 'faster' e-mail process.

I have all the respect for USPS. They do a great job delivering the mail plus all the worthless junk mail (I understand that is a money maker). I have shipped over 750 packages via USPS over the past several years and have never had a complaint from a customer. No lost shipments, no crushed merchandise, no crumpled packages. Not many shippers can lay claim to that. I hope USPS can survive the technelogical changes taking place in the marketplace. :)

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
60S-W6
1948 M16-52 Boyer-bodied fire truck

buddymander
10-03-2009, 05:28 PM
Ya can't send eggs to a placed called DENVER and not expect them to arrive as an omelette...

53k
10-03-2009, 05:34 PM
quote:Originally posted by studelark

[size=3]I received my latest edition of Turning Wheels in the AM snail mail. Beautiful magazine!! But Leonard, also known as lstude, must be paying off someone[:0] on the staff of TW. Not only did he get an article published about our Chapter's [u]Drive Your Studebaker Day</u>, with a photo including his 'two-toned' 2 dr. with bent bumper and fender, but something even grander. He also has a cover with his two-toned car in it. It is a great cover shot. Either he's living right or he's learned how to use payola.[8D]:D
Congratulations, Leonard. You scored two big ones for the homies
Speaking of Leonard, I haven't seen any of his posts lately. Hope he is ok.



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BobGlasscock
10-03-2009, 05:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by tyaughton

Fully agree with you Frank, snail-mail simply denotes real paper and manpower as opposed to the electronic version. "snail" only came into being with the electronic age, prior to that there was nothing to compare it to, except maybe pony express:)



The ironic actuality of this train (oops, inadvertant almost pun) of thought is that the 'mail' did not put an end to the pony express, the telegraph did that. Electronic instant messaging. The mail has stayed consistent for the nearly 3 centuries it has existed in North America. And now a second generation of electronic instant messaging, the internet, has put the telegraph out of business. And the mail still perseveres.

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BobGlasscock
10-03-2009, 05:39 PM
Oh silly me. I forgot to mention that I haven't received my TW yet, also. A week late now.

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lstude
10-03-2009, 06:44 PM
Frank Drumheller (studelark) called me about my car in TW, but I was at Carlisle swap meet. I went home and looked in my mailbox, but just some bills, no Turning Wheels.

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studelark
10-03-2009, 06:45 PM
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Speaking of Leonard, I haven't seen any of his posts lately. Hope he is ok.

Paul Johnson

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Paul, Leonard was at Fall Carlisle this weekend. I can't say anything else.

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
60S-W6
1948 M16-52 Boyer-bodied fire truck

studemaker
10-03-2009, 07:24 PM
Congratulations Leonard, well deserved! You are a true Studebaker Ambassador. I apologize for staying with the mail subject on your post, but I, like Bob, get weary of the negative mail comments here on the forum. (Frank, I know you had no bad intentions :)) It seems like every month there is a bashing about the mail here on the forum. I would like to take this opportunity to be informative for those who don't know how the carrier side of the postal system works. Being a twenty year letter carrier for the USPS, Ive heard all the negative comments, and have been a punching bag for many. But, I am still doing my job two decades later, with a smile and a friendly "Hello", nearly every day for my customers. :D Late mail rarely has anything to do with your carrier. Carriers deliver what is given to them within time limits, no exceptions! First class mail, periodicals, and parcels are delivered the day they are received by the carrier. First Class mail, Priority Mail and parcels, if missequenced or miscased, MUST be taken back and delivered the same day so that there is not a second day delay, even if it requires going back accross town to redeliver them! Bulk mail,(junk mail) also has a time limit for delivery, within two days. Gary, just to let you know about your OCW, I am my own carrier, (my home is on my route) and I also subscribe to Old Car Weekly. I still have the same problem as you did with them, but I still have the problem of them not arriving, or showing up two or three at a time. It has nothing to do with your carrier, the problem is with shipping. I cannot deliver them if they are not there. ;) Letter Carriers are also limited by hourly constraints by contract. (This excludes Highway Contract Carriers) Your regular letter carrier, works a 40 hour week.(unless he volunteers for overtime) This means that for days when the mail is heavy, or on the sixth day of his or her work week, someone that perhaps has never carried this particular route, or is not as familiar with the route as the regular carrier is, is filling in for him on part or all of the route. A carriers time for their day is accountable, literally down to the minute, and you have annual route inspections to confirm, or correct your time. This means that there tends to be misdeliveries by those who fill in, and that are not familiar with the route, but have to work within the same time constraints. Generally, they are rushing to make these same time limits. Not a good thing, but it does happen. [V] These arent excuses for late mail, or misdeliveries, but I just want to be informative as to why they may happen. Sure there are bad apples out there, but I think you would be surprised at how many of us try to do our best everyday. Being a public servant can be a thankless job, but it can also have great rewards. I have seen children on my route that know me by name, grow up, get married, and have children of their own that do the same, I have brought glad news to many, and made them very happy. I have helped the elderly, when there is no one else to help, or care. I will get off my soapbox now. But I will leave you with two thoughts... Find another country in the world where can you send a letter for 44 cents! And when they come up with a way to email parcels, it will be time for me to retire rom being a "PROUD" United States Postal Service Letter Carrier! :D

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GEEMAC
10-03-2009, 07:56 PM
Talk about snail- mail, i believe my tw. still comes to iowa whitch by the way is next MN. by pony express via way of Calif. ,received my sept issue the 1st of oct. three months running now and half to call every month, now this is slowwwwwwwwwww. mac

Warren Webb
10-03-2009, 11:59 PM
A few years ago when I lived in Lomita, I was getting poor delivery, so I called the local post office. About a week later I got a call back & the gentleman explained to me all the dates when my T.W. was first put in the system & all the waypoints & dates along the way. After that, no problems at all until I moved to Riverside. Then my magazines looked like everyone in between took their lunch break to read it, all dog eared & torn. Now I have moved again & the magazines are in fine shape, just spotty for when in the month I get them. Sometimes before the first, sometimes the 2nd week of the month. So far I'm waiting for Octobers issue so I guess its monday at the earliest for now.

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61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

Milaca
10-04-2009, 12:22 AM
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"Here's a little known fact that my pal Normie can attest to. A fella can fit many a case of beer in a Studebaker Zip Van."

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Sharon
10-04-2009, 04:47 PM
This thread has gone "off topic", back to topic, the picture of Leonard's car is marvelous, the trees, the house and the not perfect Studebaker!

bams50
10-05-2009, 03:03 PM
My apologies to Studelark. Frank, you know I consider you a dear friend, and I hadn't intended to be short like that. I know you well enough to know that the comment wasn't meant to be derogatory; I overreacted on it because I do get tired of hearing it, in spite of the herculean efforts of (most of) the great folks I personally work with. Sadly, the P.O. has gotten a rep for unhappy, uncaring schleps who seem bothered by having to do their job. Today they are in the vast minority, but that stigma remains. I can assure you that when I come across that type they are noy my "fellow workers", and I have no problem jerking a knot in their tails. I need to go into law now, so I can have worked in the three least respected careers in the world[:o)]

Anyway Frank, and all the other supporters in this thread, I apologize, and I'll try not to go postal

[:0] I can't believe he said that!!:D

As for another good friend's car in TW, I add my congrats! (Don't say anything, but I'm going to get two spray-bombs, a Scotch-Brite pad and a roll of tape and sneak into Leonard's under cover of the night and vandalize that primered fender with color!!)[}:)];))

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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lstude
10-05-2009, 08:08 PM
I still don't have my Turning Wheels! [}:)]:(

Leonard Shepherd
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DEEPNHOCK
10-05-2009, 08:32 PM
There is something so cool about the inside cover...
Art told me once that the inside cover is 'the best' because it does not have the writing all over your picture.
Lenny should proud!!!!
(Art is sooooo smooth;))
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by Sharon

This thread has gone "off topic", back to topic, the picture of Leonard's car is marvelous, the trees, the house and the not perfect Studebaker!

4961Studebaker
10-06-2009, 10:48 AM
Purdy received mine yesterday. Leonard, don't ever paint that fender......it's become your trade mark,....In my eyes anyway [^].

ChopStu
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Sharon
10-06-2009, 05:17 PM
Leonard, do you want me to send you mine?

lstude
10-06-2009, 08:12 PM
quote:Leonard, do you want me to send you mine?

Thank you, but I will get it sometime, maybe tomorrow.

Leonard Shepherd
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