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From today's WSJ:


World Trade Center Letter Carriers
Face Daunting Task, Sad Memories


Emma Thornton still shows up for work at 5 a.m. each day in her blue slacks, pinstripe shirts and rubber-soled shoes. A letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, she still dutifully sorts all the mail addressed to "One World Trade Center," and primes it for delivery.

But delivery to where and to whom?

Since Sept. 11, as many as 90,000 pieces of mail a day continue to flood in to World Trade Center addresses that no longer exist and to thousands of people who aren't alive to receive them. On top of that is another mail surge set off by well-wishers from around the U.S. and the world -- thousands of letters addressed to, among other salutations, "The People Hurt," "Any Police Department" and "The Working Dogs" of "Ground Zero, N.Y." Some of this mail contains money, food, even biscuits for the dogs that were used in the early days to help try to sniff out survivors.


Heh, heh, heh. From a Retire Early perspective, "The Working Dogs" of "Ground Zero, N.Y." could also apply to the people who were formerly employed there.


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