Mail Carrier Prepares for the Holidays

Domestic Mailing Deadlines

  • Standard Post- Dec. 14
  • First Class- Dec. 20
  • Priority Mail- Dec. 21
  • Priority Mail Express- Dec. 23

Lincoln, NE -- Larry Schultz leaves behind a trail of snow as he heads from one mail box to the next.

"I've been doing this for 48 years."

Schultz has been delivering mail since he was 18-years-old, longer than any mail carrier in Lincoln.

He enters businesses in downtown, and the first thing you hear from customers, "Larry, you're early!"

Larry is always on time, but never late to have a conversation with his customers. He greets them, asks how they're doing, and leaves with a lasting gesture--his smile.

"It's part of job, and you know it makes them happy," said Schultz.

With about 300 pieces of mail to send each day, Larry's goal is to always every single piece of mail out of his van, regardless of weather.

The holidays are around the corner and next Wednesday will be the busiest day for mail carriers, like Larry. Around 400,000 letters and packages are expected to come into Lincoln.

And for Larry, he's not worried.

"I just do things like normal."

Don't be surprised if you see him on Christmas Day either, "People had families where I didn't have one to worry about, he continued, "people come to the door at 9 o'clock in the morning and ask 'what are you doing here?"

While people are waiting for receive those deliveries, keep in mind that people like Larry are waiting to see your smile and possibly have a conversation.

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