Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Grinchy Story from Carol

Here it is early Sept 2016 and I am just getting around to opening the mail that arrived in late Dec of 2015. This was from Carol. I opened the top envelope and found a note stating that the grinchy PO had returned the brown envelope with the yellow sticker over the top of the address. She said - I will leave it to you to see what is under the sticker. So, I peeled off the sticker and saw that she put Columbus Ohio instead of Des Moines, Iowa. The PO must not have a rubber stamp that says *Your city-state does not agree with your ZIP* -- I thought they always went with the ZIP first and only used the city-state, if the street and ZIP was not a clear destination.

Also - they did not cancel those pretty vintage stamps at the top.

There was quite a stack of unopened mail (in Sept of 2016) from Dec-Jan 2015-2016. I left in a big rush on mid-Dec when my daughter's new baby decided to arrive earlier than expected. I stayed until until early Feb - so it was a long time to be gone....and then when I returned there was a lot going on.

Enough jabber - the brown envelope is steal worthy.


  1. Definitely pinning these. I find it amazing that the PO didn't use a black grease pencil all over those vintage stamps.

  2. Glad you liked it! I'll look at the bright side and say the second envelope gave me an opportunity to use all those brownish low value stamps!