Column by Hal Walter
Rural life – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine
There are two things you can count on here in the mountains — two snow-free months and the guy in the brown truck.
So when the Teamsters Union representing United Parcel Service drivers voted to walk at the beginning of August, I started watching for a summer blizzard. A lot of important stuff that I buy comes here via UPS: coffee, running shoes, vitamins, tack, tacky attire, books, office supplies, sporting goods. Pretty much any durable or semi-durable good that can’t be bought locally is delivered by a guy by the name of Kenny Patterson who drives a brown truck.