So I gave my mail carrier a copy of my Yankee Ingenuity piece about the flag-xtender since I thought she would enjoy it. She gave me the follow reply in my mailbox a few weeks ago:
Sorry it took so long to get back to you about your clever invention. I passed it around the office so everyone could read it. My boss even photocopied it and sent it to her son in Montana. I think your idea is awesome, especially is we have more winters like this one. When you become rich and famous I can brag that you are a customer of mine.
Good luck SJ!
Your Mail Carrier,
I thought that you would all enjoy reading the thoughtful comment that Jackie gave to me. Ahh, what fills our minds when all we have to do is shovel.