Prohibition was passed in 1919. On June 13, 1920 the US Postal Service ruled that children could no longer be sent via parcel post.* Coincidence? Consequence?
My theory is that parental tolerance levels were low, so they were shipping the kids to the grandparents to get a break.
Dr. M’s theory is that the kids were shipped to Canada & then returned with a little extra freight (if you know what I mean).
What do you think?
|This isn't an example of children being sent parcel post. Dr. M staged this little stunt one Christmas. They were "helping" to wrap his Christmas present. It was the closest illustration I could find.|
*Just parcel post? How about first class?