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    Shay, I'd agree, but make it more like fourth grade. Then again, my notes (and also my posts here and other places) seem to get misunderstood a LOT, so maybe it has something to do with my lack of writing skills. I'm not so very hot at speaking either, so I've convinced quite a few people that i'm just...not...quite...very...sm art.

    As to the census, I went out of my way to try to find one, and apparently this little town fell off the map entirely at some point during the last ten years; there were no forms to be had at the Post Office or city Hall--oh well. The people across the street from me "don't bleeeve in lettin evrybody know air bizniss", to the point of not even having a mail box, so the Census board had to send a rep here the lat time--to MY house, because those people were peering out the window and wouldn't answer. So, the worker can count me at the same time I'm telling how many, what color, what sex, etc. live over there.
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    Geez, how do they get their mail???
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    Sounds like they don't want mail! I find it hard to believe that they live close to people. Creepy. I stopped being too comfortable with neighbors since watching the movie, Arlington Road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3872753;
    Geez, how do they get their mail???
    They get in the car and go to the post office every day (or whatever schedule). When I moved here there were no mailboxes on this street at all; when I asked about it the postmaster told me "we ain't never delivered over there, you gotta get a po box". I got one, , but immediately went to work getting delivery here. There are still two houses besides the first one I mentioned that don't have mailboxes. And if you go to the PO in the morning or late afternoon, it's always full of people picking up mail, and generally hanging out, and it's people who have lived here 'forever'. The people like me, who are 'new' having only deen here 15 years, have mail delivery.
    And yes, when I found all this out I started thinking people in this town might be a little different; I was correct. It's like a little piece of Appalachia cut and pasted into West GA, in a way. I've found out since that many families did in fact move here from a-waaay back in the hills of Tennessee and Kentucky, to work for the railroad. My younger sister's ex was from East BF Kentucky, and when my nephew came to visit when he was only about 7, he even noticed and said, "these people in this store act like they live near granny's house".
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    Quote Originally Posted by queenb;3872906;
    They get in the car and go to the post office every day (or whatever schedule). When I moved here there were no mailboxes on this street at all; when I asked about it the postmaster told me "we ain't never delivered over there, you gotta get a po box". I got one, , but immediately went to work getting delivery here. There are still two houses besides the first one I mentioned that don't have mailboxes. And if you go to the PO in the morning or late afternoon, it's always full of people picking up mail, and generally hanging out, and it's people who have lived here 'forever'. The people like me, who are 'new' having only deen here 15 years, have mail delivery.
    And yes, when I found all this out I started thinking people in this town might be a little different; I was correct. It's like a little piece of Appalachia cut and pasted into West GA, in a way. I've found out since that many families did in fact move here from a-waaay back in the hills of Tennessee and Kentucky, to work for the railroad. My younger sister's ex was from East BF Kentucky, and when my nephew came to visit when he was only about 7, he even noticed and said, "these people in this store act like they live near granny's house".
    Small towns ARE funny about mail. My parents bought a house about 18-20 years ago. Before that time they always shared a PO Box with my grandmother who lived next door to us. Since they were moving "away" from the area where grandma lived, it was harder to split the mail up when it was picked up. But even though they had a mailing address - house # and street, the post office would not deliver mail to people that had a PO Box. If you address a letter to my folks with their street # and name, it gets returned to sender as undeliverable. Crazy stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenb;3872906;
    They get in the car and go to the post office every day (or whatever schedule). When I moved here there were no mailboxes on this street at all; when I asked about it the postmaster told me "we ain't never delivered over there, you gotta get a po box". I got one, , but immediately went to work getting delivery here. There are still two houses besides the first one I mentioned that don't have mailboxes. And if you go to the PO in the morning or late afternoon, it's always full of people picking up mail, and generally hanging out, and it's people who have lived here 'forever'. The people like me, who are 'new' having only deen here 15 years, have mail delivery.
    And yes, when I found all this out I started thinking people in this town might be a little different; I was correct. It's like a little piece of Appalachia cut and pasted into West GA, in a way. I've found out since that many families did in fact move here from a-waaay back in the hills of Tennessee and Kentucky, to work for the railroad. My younger sister's ex was from East BF Kentucky, and when my nephew came to visit when he was only about 7, he even noticed and said, "these people in this store act like they live near granny's house".
    My dad went to the post office twice a day as they used to put mail in the boxes twice a day. It was the center of the social world in our small town.
    We got home delivery at the house, but he got his business mail at the PO.

    I can also remember getting mail that had a name and town and state. No street or po box on it and it would still get delivered to you as everyone knew everyone. The postmaster lived in our neighborhood and we went to church with him.
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    The one place we lived when I was growing up that didn't get mail delivered at home was cool because it was right across the street from the post office.

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    My mom lives in a small town... and it does not have mail delivery. It was only a couple of years ago that the homes were given actual numbers... It was always "Corner of This and That" or "3rd SW of XYZ" (come to think of it, the neighboring town still is that way) but these are no podunk towns. They clearly are a destination spot for travelers. Anyhow, no mail delivery there... always go to the PO Box. I gotta say, I like it!
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    When I first moved to the city, I thought it was kind of neat that the postmen walk around with rolling bags. We always had a mail truck growing up. The flip side of that, though, is thinking I've spotted a mailbox into which I can drop a letter, but at least four times out of five, it's the box where the postal service drops the area mail for the postman to pick up and deliver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3873870;
    I can also remember getting mail that had a name and town and state. No street or po box on it and it would still get delivered to you as everyone knew everyone.
    I can remember when the local PO put notices in the once-a-week paper to please request friends and correspondents to put your street name and number on your mail.

    Even so, years later, we were on vacation and my mom forgot her address book and had already written a postcard to someone whose house number she didn't know, so she addressed it, "_____ South Street, across from the middle school", and it got there.
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