March went postal

Happy Easter, fools. I am late with my March learning summary. So it goes.

Given the riveting nature of the postal service (the government branch, not the band), I will admit to a wishy washy commitment to this past month’s education, but I picked up a few nuggets of semi-interesting information and a refreshed perspective which I consider a win.

When I first conceived of this post, I anticipated my writing to be fairly snide, but I’ve since come to realize that given the era of instant technology in which we live, it’s incredibly easy to take the ability and agility at which we communicate for granted. And while no one would ever confuse me for a history buff, the evolution of the U.S. Postal Service is actually quite remarkable.

As transportation technology evolved, so did too the mail system. Planes, trains, and automobiles (not to mention horses and steamboats) revolutionized the movement of mail and played a vital role in bringing about American independence.

I’m trying to do this while watching Fixer Upper which tells you I’m super invested. I’m about this close to moving to Waco, Texas to remodel a cute Tudor style house that I can live happily ever after in. I was going to bullet some information, but honestly, I don’t believe it’s worth the time or the effort. So I’ll leave you with this: if you want to wet your whistle on the U.S. Postal Service, this is a great resource. 

I think April is going to be the month I try embroidery which I don’t believe was one of my initial ideas for the year, but it’s something I’ve been meaning to try and my parents gave me some kits a couple Christmases ago. Will keep you posted.

2 thoughts on “March went postal

  1. So I’m listening to this audiobook and it started going into the life of Jimmy Doolittle the famous aviator. Turns out his wife started this tradition where any guests that came over for dinner would sign their tablecloth. Then she would embroider over their signature to make it permanent. Over the years the tablecloth became a collection of signatures. (Their house guests turned out to be famous so the tablecloth is in the smithsonian now but that’s besides the point) I thought that was the coolest idea- too cool not to share lol. If your embroidering project takes off you should try that tradition out too!

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    1. OMG! Thank you so much for sharing. That is ridiculously cool. You’ve got my head going in a million different directions for how to steal that idea. It also sounds like I need to take a trip to the smithsonian!


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