How many palms do you think have been on this doorknob over the years? I have also forgotten to ask when this post office was built. Sorry. I will try to remember to ask next time I go.
And the upper far wall is decorated with a mural painted in 1937 by Arnold Friedman. He titled it "Upland Pastures" and was paid by the Treasury Department under FDR's New Deal. Not only is the ambiance of the post office lovely, but the ladies that work behind the counter are always kind and helpful. One of them has two daughters that I used to baby-sit for... and she is so thoughtful that she even surprised me with occasional letters when I was in graduate school in Ireland. She got the address from a card my grandma was sending to me. These are the joys that come from small-town life! I also really like spying on the set up behind the post office windows... canvas carts, wooden cubby shelves... I'm sure I wouldn't appreciate it as much if I worked there full time, but as an outsider it looks inspiring and inviting, and I would love to have my own workshop someday with similar tools and atmosphere.