Thanks for your Christmas card which I received today. I notice it was postmarked 12/19. It only took 11 days to get here from Washington. Coincidentally, the same time it took the Pony Express to ride from Missouri to California in 1860. Don't you just love the progress the United States Postal Service has made in the last 150 years. I can hardly wait until the government takes over our health care. Thinking about it just gives me the warm fuzzies all over. (grin)
Today, I can go Larry one better. The photo is of a Christmas gift mailed from Portland, Oregon, on December 26th. It was sent "First Class." Portland is about 150 miles from my home in Bremerton, Washington. The gift arrived today--February 9, 2010. Note that it was not returned and forwarded from an erroneous address. It has somehow been in transit for 45 days.
Also, it arrived with two letter-sized first-class mailings, dated December 28th.--only 43 days ago.
You do have a point, Larry. --EFP