Travel is expensive. What if you just want your kiddo to visit grandma but cant afford it? This Idaho couple got creative. The United States Postal Service Parcel Post started getting underway in 1913. At the beginning there was little to no rules on what you could or couldn't ship. The only real rule was that there was a 50 pound limit on anything you wanted to ship.
If it takes three days for a letter to reach your mailbox now, starting on October 1 it may take five days or more for the same letter to get where it's going. The Treasure Valley is in a section of the country that will be the most negatively impacted by the new slowdowns.
With this new free service, the post office will send black and white pictures of the mail that's coming to you that day. It's been tested in big cities, and the expansion includes the Treasure Valley.
I met my mail lady outside yesterday because she was carrying packages all over our neighborhood in the snow. She was smiling and everything. I was thinking that I should do something for her and then saw what one woman is doing for her delivery people.