Tuesday, April 7, 2015

When churches used the post . . .

This 1950s postcard has been restored, it is in the public domain.
Pictured above is a cowgirl roping for young, prospective church attenders.
      According the wikipedia,  "The mail or post is a system for physically transporting documents and other small packages, as well as a term for the postcards, letters, and parcels themselves. A postal service can be private or public, though many governments place restrictions on private systems. Since the mid-19th century national postal systems have generally been established as government monopolies with a fee on the article prepaid. Proof of payment is often in the form of adhesive postage stamps, but postage meters are also used for bulk mailing. Modern private postal systems are typically distinguished from national postal agencies by the names "courier" or "delivery service"."
      And I can't believe that I've just had to include that definition for some of my younger readership! Not that we have many young people coming to read here but, that I am now outliving the postal service! At least I have the meager consolation of having been born after the postcard above was produced. It is from the 1950s. Visitors may reprint it and send it via the "post" or send it by email for free as a reminder to your little ones to attend church next Sunday.

Description of Illustration: vintage, color photograph on a postcard of an invitation to Sunday School
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