Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"Orphans Preferred"

I am waiting for a letter from San Francisco to arrive at our doorstep and am reminded that mail --even overnight mail-- takes an old school amount of time to get here. Lander, and maybe Wyoming in general, is decidedly nonconformist when it comes to modern day postal service norms.

In an effort to put things into context for me, my mom sent me this old advertisement for the Pony Express that claims they could courier a letter from Missouri to the coast in ten days or less. THAT'S AMAZING and about the pace mail travels here to this day. See?! Perspective changes everything.

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