The Saturday Mail and 8 Other Things From Your Childhood That Are Now Extinct
Whenever I come home, whether it be for a break or a bit longer, I’m somehow automatically assigned the job of getting the mail everyday. Secretly, this is my favorite chore to do, and I have no idea why since I don’t get mail at my parents’ house anyway. That said, there is just something exciting about watching the white truck roll by and not knowing what to expect in the mail box. It’s like getting presents and surprises all year around! Heck, it’s Christmas nearly everyday! I have always wished they delivered mail on Sundays too, but since they delivered it the other six days of the week, I kept silent.
However, that has changed. It is an outrage that I can no longer be silent about! The U.S. Postal Service will not be delivering letter mail on Saturdays starting in August. Only packages. The future children of America will never know what it means to go out on a Saturday afternoon to get the mail! Tragedy.
My sadness over the loss of Saturday mail got me thinking. What other things no longer exist from our childhood? Come, reminisce with me.
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