Slightly updated 6-29-2009
The following hyperlinks have been made available to facilitate access to what we hope you will find to be useful Websites. Any thoughts or suggestions you may have regarding possible additions will be most welcome. Other sites will be added as warranted.

The Emerald Society of the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. We are the only National Organization representing Federal Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Military, and Support Personnel of Irish and Gaelic descent.

www.KeepingPosted.org is a new USPS sponsored website for USPS retirees. It includes links to Stamps News, Employee Deals, Postal Bulletins, and many other subjects related to the USPS and employee highlights.

Retired Inspector Badges & Commemoratives
The vendor, Gerard R. Davis Ltd., has a website but it doesn’t afford access to any of the Postal Inspector memorabilia. If you CLICK HERE, however, you can download a color JPEG graphic showing all of the items they have produced for active and retired Postal Inspectors. If you don’t have a hi-speed internet connection or would prefer to download a smaller file (the color graphic is 1.4MB) CLICK HERE. Both the color and grayscale graphics include a section for ordering the item(s) you wish to purchase. If you have trouble printing either of the graphics, CLICK HERE to download a copy of the order form only which should print on a single sheet without difficulty. In any case, however, it’s best to save the file to your desktop and then open it with whatever photo software you use before attempting to print it.

Their website includes an email address (grdltd@aol.com) and telephone number (401-766-8760), either of which it is recommended you use in order to verify that the item or items you’re interested in are currently available and that the prices shown on the graphic are still good. At this writing (5-31-05) the prices shown are current.

MapQuest
Are you taking an automobile trip in the near future? Would you like to know exactly how to get from one place to the next, right down to the street address? Get this and more by going to MapQuest.

Free On-line Virus Scan
Trend Micro PC-cillin offers a free virus scan to any home user who has reason to believe their computer has developed a virus. The initial scan might take a while (depending upon the speed of your computer and internet connection) but it’s definitely worth the wait if you have any doubts about the condition of your system.

Life Expectancy Calculator
Whether you're planning to live to the ripe old age of 100 or not, this website will, based upon your answers to a simple questionnaire, give you their best estimate of how long you can expect to grace NARPI with your presence. If you register with them (you can remain anonymous) they will add you to their E-mail list for bulletins containing information of interest to seniors.

Recalls and Safety Alerts
Would you like to whether there's been a recall on your automobile, toaster oven or your grandchild's baby carriage? This website provides that type of information for all consumer product areas. Check it out before you sink $200 into that jogging stroller your granddaughter has been hinting about.

Urban Legends, Folklore and Outright Hoaxes
Have you received one of those Gloom and Doom E-mail messages recently? You know, the ones that tell you the sky's going to fall if you don't immediately sign a petition or forward the E-mail to everyone on your address list. Well guess what: many of those messages are inaccurate if not completely false. This website will help you sort the wheat from the chaff.

PeopleFind
Looking for an old friend or classmate? Using only a first and last name and supposed state of residence, you have a good chance of locating that person through People Find website. Some of their services come with a price attached but their White Pages search engine is free for all. Good hunting!

Reverse Lookup (phone number or address) 6-29-2009
Who are they? A quick, easy and FREE way to find out.

Elderhostel
Elderhostel, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with 25 years of experience providing high-quality, affordable, educational adventures for adults who are 55 and older. These short-term educational programs are a fun and exciting way to share new ideas, explore new places and make new friends.

Computer Virus Hoaxes
Forwarding virus warnings you receive from unofficial sources often only serves to spread and perpetuate hoaxes, and flood the already overburdened Internet with unnecessary traffic. Go here first to determine whether the warning you received is valid and worth forwarding.

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (NARFE)
For those who might be interested, this is the only Website that reflects the official opinions and positions of NARFE, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
As you know only too well, this is Federal Government's Human Resources Agency and, more importantly, the people who generate our monthly stipends.

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
The official Website of the Social Security Administration. If you're a so-called Double Dipper (it's not a dirty appellation), you'll want to visit this one.

POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE
Need we say more?

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Everything you ever wanted to know and then some, including a link to the Copyright Office where you can register your pearls of wisdom.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS
These folks consider you fair game when you hit 50. Nevertheless, they are very influential and are certainly worth a look-see.

ZIP CODE DIRECTORY
You never know when you might need it.

Postage Rate Calculator
This is especially useful if you have any overseas correspondents.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Mail-Order Pharmacy
For those of us who carry Federal Blue Cross and take prescription medicine (Is there anyone who doesn't?), this is a very convenient means of ordering your 90-day refills.