Neither December nor a weary Friday will stay Seattle’s couriers from their appointed rounds…

…except when they stop for a tailgate picnic lunch.

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Letter carriers' tailgate picnic lunch, Cowen Park

…except when they stop for a tailgate picnic lunch.

There'll be tailgate picnics aplenty this weekend, with menus more exhilarating than the sandwiches and pop that a group of United States Postal Service employees devoured in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood on Friday (Dec. 3). Ten letter carriers lounged beside a line of ten postal-service vehicles parked next to Cowen Park, enjoying  their Friday lunch break and a few laughs in the December sunshine.

A congenial half-hour in the middle of what must often feel like a lonesome daily slog! For privacy reasons their happy faces are not shown in this CrosscutChannel video:


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