Mail Service Changes

October 9, 1987

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Dear Reader,

As you probably know, the U.S. Postal Service wants to raise its rates next spring. The price of a first-class stamp is going from 22 cents all the way up to (gasp!) 25 cents. It seems like only yesterday (1971, actually) that the price shot up to 8 cents. Soon it will take a whole quarter just to send a little letter across town or across the country!

But, then, you're probably not as revolted by this latest stamp act as you once might have been. In fact, you're probably not grumbling much at all. For, if you're like me, you probably don't send or receive very much personal mail anymore. A shame, in a way, but it's so much easier to use the phone. Wonder how the Postal Service does without us?…

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