I have recently exchanged letter with a friend in western Kansas. She wrote on the 20th. The post mark says it was in Wichita on the 22nd. I received it on the 24th.
Things I remember about the mail in the past:
For a local letter, you only had to write "city" on the envelope, after the street address.
We had mail delivery two times a day.
The mail man walked his route. (I wonder if it was a different guy in the afternoon.)
You could mail a letter to another town in Kansas and they would receive it the next day.
The rate for a penny post card was one cent (really!)
A stamp for a regular size letter was three cents.
In case you haven't noticed, it's now fifty cents. I wouldn't mind that so much if the service was a little faster. When you think about it, that is a bargain because you can send your letter to anyplace in the United States for that amount.
I say just raise the rate to a dollar and maybe the post office could get out of debt.
We sent post cards out one year (the penny kind) I can't remember the first line but here is the rest of it.
…..…..cards sent at Christmastide,
My wishes for you are so many.
So after today, just throw it away.
The darn thing only cost me a penny.