When was the last time you went to the Post Office
by MALU BRADFORD BEYONCE
Nov 20, 2012 | 890 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Paper is going out of style. With growing technology paper is being used less and less. It is actually hurting the economy. The United States Postal Service recently defaulted on a $5.5 billion payment to the U.S. Treasury. People dont send cards and letters the way they used to.



 



I used to love getting letters from my dad when he in the Army. I couldnt wait to write him back and get my letter ready to go to the post office.



 



My mom would give me a quarter and I would go up to the counter and get my stamp. I remember that stamps were only fifteen cents and I would get a dime back. I loved licking the stamp and putting it in the corner. I wouldnt mail the letter inside of the post office. I would get in the backseat of the car and my mom would drive to the big blue mail box and I would stick my body out the window and mail the letter.



 



I cant remember the last time I wrote a letter.



 



Another paper that is going out of style is photo paper. We used to take pictures and have them processed and then place them in a big photo album. Now, people use their cell phones and post their pictures to social sites.



 



I have taken hundreds of pictures of my baby during his first six months. I then realized I had not printed any pictures. I took my son to a professional photographer recently and had pictures taken. I got the pictures back about a week later. I still havent cut the pictures or given any away. I blame social sites. I posted the pictures on line and the hard copy of the pictures went in a box.



 



The holidays are coming and people usually make their way to the post office to send off cards and gifts. However, I think we should make our way to the post office much more often. I send gifts all the time through the post office. However, I havent sent a just thinking of you card for a long time.



 



I plan to write a couple of letters this week and cut those professional pictures and send them off. I challenge you to compose a handwritten letter on paper this week also.  I plan to send a couple of care packages off also. It will take less than an hour to bake and pack some pre-made cookie dough cookies. I am so excited to think about the look on my familys face when the receive a priority mail box with cookies from me.



 



If you would like to make someones day, I highly suggest a simple trip to the post office.



 



© 2012, MaLu Bradford Beyonce, All Rights Reserved.



You may reach MaLu Bradford Beyonce at malubeyonce@gmail.com

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