Tuesday, 20 May 2014

20th May 2014 - Last Post ??? Kid stuff!

Thought for the day : (paraprosdokian)  "If I could just say a few words…I'd be a better public speaker." (Homer Simpson)

It's never easy traveling with children and often it can be expensive. In the early 1900s, some people decided cut costs by mailing their children via parcel post.
Sending packages via the U.S. Parcel Post Service began on January 1, 1913. Regulations stated that packages could not weigh more than 50 pounds but did not necessarily preclude the sending of children. On February 19, 1914, the parents of four-year-old May Pierstorff mailed her from Grangeville, Idaho to her grandparents in Lewiston, Idaho. Mailing May apparently was cheaper than buying her a train ticket. The little girl wore her 53-cents worth of postal stamps on her jacket as she traveled in the train's mail compartment.
After hearing of examples such as May, the Postmaster General issued a regulation against sending children by mail.
I can think of some children that I see around town that could do with a long posting - oops - NSPCC supporter .. I think there are a number of parents in the Llanelli area who could do with being posted...

But back to Sunny Llanelli.. well rainy Llanelli..
And the Storage and the boxes.......
And the search for the camera....
Found !!!  So more piccies later


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