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Yes, we have no postcards

A friend's daughter out in California sent us a note. Her third-grade class is learning about the U.S. by asking folks who live outside of the Golden State to send them post cards.


I had no trouble finding an NIH postcard at the little shop in my building, but here in Virginia -- forget about it! I was looking for just any old souvenir postcard to send her. You know the type: VIRGINIA, THE FIRST COLONY! or even the U.S. Capitol Building and GREETINGS FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. I went to a CVS pharmacy, a Hess gas station, my local Giant supermarket, a 7-11, and a Dollar Tree. Nope.


Post cards used to be at the checkout stands everywhere you turned. Not anymore. What has replaced them? Gift cards for iTunes and Red Lobster. Call that progress, 'cause I don't.


I ended up cutting apart a National Cathedral greeting card and sending that to her. I got to mention the moon rock in the stained glass window, and the Dark Vader gargoyle on the cathedral.


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amysisson
Oct. 22nd, 2013 02:32 am (UTC)
Paul and I did a "Flat Stanley" thing for a friend's child in Canada. He mailed us the "Flat Jeremy" paper doll he'd made, and did that doll have ALL kinds of adventures at NASA! It was a lot of fun for us.

Yeah, I miss good snail mail......
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