“Taishan Swan Goose” on “Tongtian Mail Road”

2022-05-26 0 By

Dong-a Ilbo reporter Choi Pang-sam correspondent Zhang Lili February 5, the fifth day of the Lunar New Year.As usual, Song Hyun-seong, a mountain deliveryman at the post office in Taian city, Shandong Province, rode his motorcycle around 5 a.m. to his office 25 kilometers away from home.He then expertly sorted the papers and mail, put them into two parcels, and went on his own mail route, taishan Winding Road.Song xiansheng, 56, was assigned to the Taishan Post Office 25 years ago and became a mountain Courier delivering mail.On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, rain or shine, he delivers mail to users along the way, collecting postcards sent by tourists from the mailbox on the mountain.It was the Spring Festival, and all kinds of mail increased greatly. Lao Song’s parcel weight reached more than 40 kilograms, more than 10 kilograms than usual.Winter taishan temperature in the minus ten degrees Celsius, the cold wind blowing in the face like a knife cut.Climbing in such freezing weather, Song’s clothes were soon soaked through and his hair became ice skating.Facing the biting wind, Lao Song, as usual, cheered himself up by Shouting, “Tai Shan!I’m coming!””No sprint, no speed, little rest.”Seeing the reporter’s difficulty in climbing the mountain, Old Song volunteered to reveal the tricks of climbing, which he measured with his feet year after year.Over the past 20 years, Song has experienced heavy storms, cyclones, heavy snow and landslides, and on several occasions nearly lost his life.Along the winding road of Taishan, vendors along the way, employees of scenic spots to maintain order, firemen on patrol and other initiatives to greet Old Song or receive mail.Old Song also sent New Year’s greetings to everyone, and received mail from merchants and postcards in the hilltop mailbox.From the Red Gate, Zhongtianmen and Southern Tianmen to the top of Mount Tai at 1,545 meters above sea level, it is a beautiful journey.Reporters see, from the foot of the mountain to the top of the mountain has been tourists stop to take photos, from time to time also issued a sigh: “Mount Tai really beautiful ah!””Let’s do it again next year.”But for Song, mountaineering means responsibility and trust.”I can’t afford to be distracted by the beautiful scenery,” he said. “I go up the mountain to deliver newspapers and mail safely to users.”This is the old Song, always in mind is mail and users, so the masses affectionately known as the “Taishan Swan goose”.For 25 years, song stuck to this “mail road to heaven” and walked up and down Mount Tai more than 8,800 times, wearing out more than 200 pairs of shoes.In 25 years, through heat and cold, he has never missed a single shift or lost a single piece of mail, delivering nearly 10,000 pieces of all kinds of mail a year.(Source: China Post Express)