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.

[Lead image via Dani Simmonds/Shutterstock]



  1. beti says:

    That's nonsense! I need my post! Help me Shanthi!

  2. Jaf says:

    Dunkaroos still exist!! Check Wal Mart…

    1. Alex- University of South Carolina says:

      Praise Jesus!!

    2. Erin says:

      And the Dollar Store! Or any dollar like store.

  3. missb says:

    They sure as hell haven't told the postal workers about this decision. The U.S. Postal Service is a dirty dirty organization that treats its employees like shit.

  4. Tati says:

    Dunkaroos exist but they changed the icing. Not the same

  5. Dunkaroos exist but they changed the icing. Not the same

  6. thelaurarene says:

    Reblogged this on THE LAURA RENE and commented:
    Just another reminder that things are not as they were, status quo no more!

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