August 18, 2009
The End Of Saturday Mail Will Be Soon
CNN News has an article about the demise of delivery of mail on Saturdays.
"The postmaster general of the United States, John E. Potter, has gone to Congress and officially asked for permission to do away with Saturday mail. He has told Congress that this will save more than $3 billion every year.
If and when it happens -- and it's beginning to seem inevitable -- the texture of the nation's life will be altered, probably forever. Saturdays without mail will feel like ... well, who knows? Maybe they'll feel like Sundays."
I have just started writing letters and placing them into envelopes, applying stamps (not necessary to lick stamps anymore) and mailing my nifty little letters. It has been so long since I wrote letters to anyone but my mother, but since I received a letter from my aunt I have decided to write my brother now too. The list is growing. It doesn't matter to me if there is no more Saturday delivery, as long as the modern day pony express gets the mail delivered in a reasonable amount of time.