If you remember Mr. Zip you are showing your age. Mr. Zip was the friendly animated postal worker that was used to promote the Postal Service's "new" delivery system using zip codes. Fifty-four years ago the first zip codes came out with ZIP being an acronym for Zoning Improvement Plan.
I have been on the planet for a while but I have never experienced this before. The cost of a first class stamp from the U.S. Postal Service went down last Sunday by two cents. You read that right. The cost to mail a first class letter is now 47 cents and not 49 cents as it was last Saturday.
A lot of things get done in Washington. Some get the headlines and others get swept under the rug. One such piece of information came from a recent House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that approved a plan to phase out door to door delivery of mail. The proposal is to move closer to cluster boxes and curbside delivery instead of the way it is now, door to door.