So, no mail on Saturdays as of August 5th 2013. What do you think of that? I didn’t think of one day off as much of a loss until I considered the slippery slope. What if it was decided to not have mail at all anymore? Could suspending Saturday be just the beginning of the end of mail service as we know it? Obviously, I embrace technology ~ I am blogging to you…and I adore email ~ but the stopping of snail mail in its tracks? I am not ready for that. Call it quaint, old fashioned, romantic but nothing can compare to getting a handwritten letter in the post. Agree?
Thank you cards, Christmas cards, love letters? What about pen pals? Magazines? …Oh don’t get me started there….I know it is a dying medium, but I will hold on to my subscriptions as long as I can. Let’s have a moment of silence for two of my favs that have gone already ~ DOMINO (I will never understand that..head shake) and HOUSE & GARDEN ( Dominque Browning, I mourned with you )
Back to the mail, or lack thereof…
Some romances may not blossom without the mail. What would have become of the love between Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir without mail? I daresay, that relationship would have withered on the existentialist vine without the mail service. Personally, I would have lost touch with my friend & pen pal Jodie without mail service. We met at Trinity College in Dublin while “studying” law. During that summer abroad a friendship grew and it has been kept alive through through the mail since 1990. Dogs will miss out as well. Mine in particular, as it is a daily ritual to bark like crazy when the mail man approaches the house.
Did you know, mail service is Constitutionally mandated? Yep, it is…so an act of Congress could reinstate Saturday service. I vote to keep the mail service coming, even just once a week or so…ala the pony express. I think there is a place for it all…email, text, evite, paperless post and paper post. What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts and “meet” you ~ I am thrilled by all my new subscribers, so let me hear what you have to say. You could drop me a letter in the post, but a comment would be great!