after the storm

after the storm
Welcome autumn!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

write a real letter and mail it... today


I like getting real letters. My college roommate still writes real letters. M has written me a letter or two. WB wrote me letters when he was in England. I had so many wonderful cards when I was recuperating earlier this year. I get cards on my birthday and at Christmas. Email is wonderful, of course, but nothing beats that excitement of seeing an envelope resting in the mailbox. I am constantly amazed that I can put a 44 cent stamp on a letter and it arrives just where I want it to go in a couple of days. It seems like magic to me. There is nothing else in my life that I can think of that only costs 44 cents.

Reading yesterday that the post office is close to being broke is so sad. I don't want mail to change. I would gladly pay 50¢ (I just found out how to do the cents symbol on the keyboard - alt - 0162 on the keypad with num lock) to keep that magic alive. I want to continue to find wedding invitations, postcards, thank yous, baby announcements, birthday greetings and Christmas wishes in my mailbox.

So in the spirit of helping the post office, send a real letter to someone today. You will sure make someone (and the post office) happy. All for only 44¢.

(Did the cents symbol go away when the typewriter did?)

7 comments:

Marigene said...

I agree with you, Barbara, it would be tragic for the USPS to go by the wayside. I love getting mail other than bills!

Kat Sloma said...

Did we write this on the same day on accident, or on purpose? Love it! It was so nice to have you stop by today. I love this photo and I'm so glad we are both spreading the message of mail box cheer!

A Rosy Note said...

What a great photo. I can't imagine the post office not being around. Hope you have a good weekend :)

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Just got back in the country and read your post. I, too, love receiving cards and letter via "snail mail" -- and I like sending them, too! Some things just can't take the place of a sit-down-and-put-your-thoughts-on-paper letter. My MIL recently showed me a stack of old family love letters. Maybe I should start thinking about writing that post...

La Principessa Errante said...

What a fabulous photograph. I too agree, wedding invitations via email, I don't think so. Sadly, however, the U.S.P.S. says that to keep up with inflation the cost of a stamp should be the same as the cost of a daily newspaper. That truly would be the death of snail mail.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful. I adore real letters but detest the catalogs and junk mail but when I complained to the sweet postman he said that is their bread and butter!

Mariette said...

Dearest Barbara,

At least you did add your ten ₵ worth of value to this subject. Guess when they will privatize the postal service like in Europe, it will work again! Goverment run businesses are doomed to fail...

Love to you,'

Mariette