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how long is forever?

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the usps has announced that the price of forever stamps is going up

isn’t that the purpose of buying forever stamps,

so you never ever have to pay more or wonder what the current price is?

so forever isn’t forever?

i decided to ask my reliable old friend, merriam webster –

forever adverb

for·​ev·​er | \ fə-ˈre-vər  , fȯ-; Southern often fə-ˈe-və \

Definition of forever 

1

for a limitless time

wants to live forever

2

at all times CONTINUALLY

is forever making bad puns

forever noun

Definition of forever 

a seemingly interminable time excessively long

it took her forever to find the answer

i then asked my two steves for their answer:

” intend to live forever. so far, so good.”

-steven wright

“nothing cannot exist forever.”

-stephen hawking

first class.

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USPS 2018 Mister Rogers stamp

  mister rogers will get his own stamp in 2018 

in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, fred rogers’s groundbreaking PBS series that the USPS says “inspired and educated young viewers with warmth, sensitivity, and honesty,” the mail service shared a mockup of what the final stamp may look like. on it, rogers—decked out in one of his trademark colorful cardigans (all of which were  hand-knitted by his mom, smiles for the camera alongside king friday XIII, ruler of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

though no official release date for fred’s forever stamp has been given, mister rogers is just one of many legendary figures who will grace a piece of postage in 2018.

singer/activist Lena Horne will be the 41st figure to appear as part of the USPS’s Black Heritage series, while former Beatle John Lennon will be the face of the newest Music Icons collection. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, will also be honored.

“every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition.”

-michel de montaigne

 

 

credits: usps, mental floss, jennifer wood

stamp.

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when i went into the post office to mail something and buy stamps

i was approached in line

by a postal worker who tried to help out and save me time

by offering me stamps

“i have some pretty flowers or american flags available.”

i must appear to be a feminine and/or patriotic gardener

it was a nice gesture but i chose to wait a minute and select my own

when i made it to counter and the postal worker opened her book

she offered me hearts and flowers

(is it my lavender body lotion?)

i asked to look through the book and chose the two above –

jimi hendrix and jfk

she looked at me, nodded, saying

“interesting combo.”

interesting does not even begin to describe them.

“genius is essentially creative;

it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.”

-madame de stael

the lost art – part deux

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after yesterday’s post, a few of you asked to see this piece of art that went on a long, disjointed journey as it made its way to my house.  somehow, this whimsical pastel bunny made it all the away across the ocean from poland and then through a maze of american post office locations and crazy systems and insane red tape, all to finally land upon my wall. for that i am happy. 

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“Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily.”  ― Lemony SnicketThe Beatrice Letters

 

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