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Neither rain nor sleet...

Posted by R. Berg on October 27, 2007

In Reply to: Neither rain nor sleet... posted by Mack Capps on October 27, 2007

: s there one generally accepted version of the letter carrier phrase "neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor gloom of night shall stay me from my appointed rounds"?

Yes. The classic version is carved on the main post-office building in Washington, D.C. You can probably find it by Googling a few bits of the phrase plus words like "Washington" and "inscription." Don't use "me" and "my." The original text, as I recall, has "these carriers . . . their appointed rounds." ~rb