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Friday, April 1, 2011

Sepia Saturday with an update

The picture I choose today was just published in the April issue of
Kentucky Living
The monthly publication of Salt River Rural Electric Company Cooperative.
Yes we own our energy provider.


Now this picture fits pretty good with our SS host's theme of hard work.
This man was definitely a hard worker.

This picture and story appeared in
Kentucky Living 50 years ago making that 1961.

Sounds like the only way he could do his job was on a horse.

The next picture was included in the same story about the upcoming speculation on the use of electric cars.

Now I know we are spoiled folks in this country but when you realize you might not get to your job unless you did have this set up in your driveway.







HH and I both loved this story.

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18 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Re both stories. Why not? They both make sense.

Christine H. said...

I would love to have my mail delivered by mule.

Rudee said...

My friend went to Appalachia to meet an elderly nurse midwife who rode from patient to patient upon her mule. Now that was dedication. I'll have to see if my friend has the article she wrote for a holistic nursing journal.

Kristin said...

i used to get my electricity from a coop until moving to the big city. oh well. no mules delivering mail around atlanta.

Postcardy said...

Kate looks like she enjoyed her job.

Marilyn said...

A good post. Somehow I think the first picture is way more interesting than the second.

Jinksy said...

My, how times change! :)

Karen S. said...

Very interesting about the mule! Times are a constantly changing aren't they? I enjoy stories about how the mail was delivered though. I toured the museum that houses the Pony Express, and we learned so much about it in school, but it really didn't last long at all. Then when I was in Florida I learned about the "Barefoot mailman" who used a boat as well but sure enough, barefooted too, all that hot sand you know! Things were really different back in the days and people made use of what they had...mules too! Great post!

Betsy said...

I need a mule! It took $62 to fill up my Jeep this week! ack!

Alan Burnett said...

Images and stories mixed and matched to perfection.

barbara and nancy said...

This is a great example of the statement "the mail must get through". What dedication.
Nancy
Ladies of the grove

Bob Scotney said...

Looking at the size of our postman's sacks he could do with a packhorse let alone a mule.
Betsy - switch to electric!
Great post, Peggy.

imagespast said...

With the price of petrol in the UK I can't decide between electricity and a mule! I think a mule might be more fun :-) Jo

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Peggy, this is great!

Happy birthday to your daughter too. April 1 is also my Dad's birthday.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit, and have a happy SS.

Kathy M.

Leah said...

Thank you for posting such an interesting article! I too love the idea of the postal mule and all the hard work of that era.

Anna said...

I love this post. It reminds me of a similar column that used to be in our local paper. I loved seeing reprinted columns from 100, 75 and 50 years ago.

Tattered and Lost said...

A friend ordered a Nissan Leaf and was supposed to get it in June. Obviously that will now not happen. Because he was an earlier adopter he got the recharger for free. Otherwise it was several thousand dollars on top of the price of the car. An initial sticker shock, but not when you think of never being held hostage at a gas station again.

I bet the mule could do the route with blinders on.

TICKLEBEAR said...

from mule droppings to electricity... how times have changed!!
:)~
HUGZ