July 26, 1775 the US Postal Service was born. Since then it has provided us with tons of joy and heartbreak as it delivered all sorts of good news.
A fun childhood memory of mine was reading letters that my Great Aunt Ruth in PA sent to my mom in North Carolina. They were chocked full of Ruth's personality. Giggles, Pennsylvania "gossip", and references to hubby and boys all intrigued me.
And my Aunt Florence sent each of us a great birthday card each year, I loved how she addressed me as Miss and my brothers as Master.
Back then a postage stamp cost 4 cents! And a few decades prior when the FDR stamps above were issued, the rate was 2 pennies. Honestly, I'm not sure I know what a first class stamp costs right now. I so rarely use the US Postal Service anymore.
Although I do need to send a copy of BLUE in paperback to Tina Newson who won the July contest. (I'm been really sluggish because you know how difficult it is to dig out a padded envelope and put postage and address on it!) Too bad I can't send it by email. She'd have it already. Okay, going right now to address the envelope, weigh the package, and apply postage!
New drawing on August 1 (Sunday). If you haven't signed up yet for a copy of BLUE in paperback, read the instructions in the sidebar and sign on!