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The Liberty Bell and the Postal Service

July 24, 2012 Posted by: Lanxi

"Imperfectly molded, with a surface like soft putty."

But I didn't touch the Liberty Bell today, nobody did.  It would destroy the metal; the reason for this had something to do with chemistry, the oil in fingerprints.

I just remember looking at the surface of the Bell and seeing that it didn't have the smoothness of stainless steel.  It was a little lumpy, a little melted-looking.  Of course, it reminded me of putty - but I know that's a terrible description, inaccurate, and the Bell doesn't droop like putty, does it?

I think about the US Postal Service a lot.  This doesn't seem like it has anything to do with the Liberty Bell, but it does.  There are stamps in a drawer, somewhere in my house, and they're decorated with pictures of the Bell.  I fear for the Postal Service even though I hardly mail letters nowadays.  They've become sepa-tinted, pleasantly nostalgic...

P.S.  He (or she) who understands all that deserves some kind of prize.


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  1. Larry - Pennsylvania
    July 24, 2012 at 06:22

    I agree with Mrs. E., I enjoy your blogs also. Interesting, both Mickey Mouse and the Liberty Bell have appeared on stamps. Perhaps the person who really does understand all of this should also be on a stamp!

  2. Marci - Haddonfield, NJ
    July 24, 2012 at 04:14

    I volunteer in the Liberty Bell Center. So many people want to touch the bell - some because they shouldn't, but others because it touches something inside them and they want the connection.

  3. MRS. E - PENNSYLVANIA
    July 24, 2012 at 01:45

    I look forward to reading your blog everyday. You have a fan. I do understand your connection. The Liberty Bell is everywhere. Why? What special meaning goes it hold for some many people from all over the world. Someone once told me that there are two symbols that where ever you go they are reconized, the Liberty Bell and Mickey Mouse.

  4. Kim - Philadelphia, PA
    July 24, 2012 at 12:24

    Wow! You painted a vivid picture in my mind. It made tons of sense!

 

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