Teeing up a story about golf and the U.S. mail

Every morning, I get the U.S. Postal Service’s Informed Delivery Daily Digest email. It lets me know what’s coming in that day’s mail and is helpful in making sure a bill doesn’t get lost or something like that. It also often illustrates the roles played by the members of my family.

Take one morning this week, for example. In that day’s mail, my stepdaughter received a bridal shower invitation from a college friend and Janet’s new pair of eyeglasses arrived from zennioptical.com. Me? I got a bill.

The USPS has been in the news a lot this week. It is a 245-year-old independent agency of the executive branch of the federal government. It is authorized by the U.S. Constitution. It’s as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and the Fourth of July. This may explain why so many of us take it for granted and don’t realize what we will be missing if the postal service is significantly changed or eliminated outright.

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