This concern was hitting YG where he lives. He's only 12, but he's an avid participant in postcrossing.com and looks forward to receiving each day's mail. Furthermore, he mails cards to his mom each midweek day that he stays with us. And now the ante has been raised. Because he made and sent me a postcard last week, I promised to reciprocate. And then it developed that we would begin making and trading postcards one for one throughout the year. Because it is currently my turn I made this Fourth of July card to drop in the mailbox today so that YG receives it on Monday or Tuesday, depending on how long our wretched service takes in delivering something less than 1-1/2 hours away.
Next week I want to take YG to two of our tiniest post offices - they both missed the cut (so far) - but they are cute and unique to his more urban lifestyle.