Friday, April 1, 2011

Mail Call Friday..or...Not

If you have been following me the past few weeks then you know that on Friday's I have been posting pictures of all the mail I have received during the week. Well...I have failed all of you by not making sure I had proper battery charge in my camera. And thus I cannot really post them today (as I have to wait for them to charge). So I will post that tomorrow.

Today however, I would like to mention something that I saw on another blog. Your Postal Blog had a post today about mailing children. The parcel post was introduced in 1913 and after it was established there are two accounts of people sending children through the mail.

Basically they would pin the stamps to the childs clothing and then send them on their way. Anyone who has read The Englishman who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects, will know that Mr. Bray (the englishman) posted himself a few different times in the UK. Its amazing that we had to outlaw the sending of people through the mail.

I also came across an article from the New York Times that seems like a letter to the editor of sorts. Its an interesting read for sure.

I cannot imagine travelling through the mail, though given the chance to be mailed...I would totally do it.

What about you? Would you want to be mailed? And if so...where would you like to go?


  1. Please mail me to New York :)

  2. Oh, I have always wanted to do something of the sort. Maybe it's because my parents used to joke I was the mailman's daughter - because I didn't look like the rest of my family. I have light hair and light eyes. I did look like my grandparents though. :D
    Or, maybe because once my Dad retired from the Army I was the daughter of a mailman. *giggle*
    Either way - I've always wanted to mail myself somewhere. I think right now I'd mail myself to Ireland. I am sure as long as I had water...I would survive off the fat of my body. LOL!
    Great topic!