Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Poser

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?

13 comments:

  1. LOL -- I didn't know there was ever a time when sending children by parcel post would have been legal! What about FedEx?

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    1. Wow I'll bet sending a child by FedEx would cost about as much as a plane ticket!

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  2. Kids in the mail? REALLY? Did they put a stamp on their forehead and drop 'em off at the post office or actually put them in a box? haha!

    S

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    1. It really does boggle the mind :)

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  3. Sounds more pleasant than some of these Carnival cruises that have been making the news.

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  4. What happens if you send a kid through the mail and the package arrives with postage due, and no one has money to pay the extra money?

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    1. They probably put the child to work sorting mail...

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  5. I like the cause and effect theory. This is a cute photo -- it sounds like you and Dr. M have a lot of fun together.

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  6. Prohibition was passed in 1919. On June 13, 1920 the US Postal Service ruled that children could no longer be sent via parcel post.

    OK, it took me a while, but then I had to laugh out loud!

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  7. LOL....I can always count on you and Dr. M for a good smile. Loved this little posed picture. Personally...you might get there quicker with UPS.

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