SE MO-ian snow box

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN--"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." (borrowed from US Postal Service; origin from Herodotus).

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The original saying was actually "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" and was said about 2500 years ago by the Greek historian, Herodotus. He said this adage during the war between the Greeks and Persians about 500 B.C. in reference to the Persian mounted postal couriers whom he observed and held in high esteem.

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