Morning Song – Please Mr. Postman

slowing down, is that a cliff i see over there, hurry up then and take a look….aaaaaahhhh

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Yes, children, it’s true.  Once upon a time there were these things called “letters” that people would write by hand onto pieces of paper.  They’d then fold those pieces of paper, put them in an envelope, afix a “stamp”, put them in a large blue “mailbox”, and several days later the letter would be delivered to the person to whom the letter was addressed.  The whole experience was kind of like texting in some sort of alternate hyper-slo-motion universe in which each second lasted an entire day. (Ask your grandparents.)

What’s more, the experience of sending and receiving letters was so common a feature of romantic relationships in 1961 that “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes went to #1 on the pop charts, the first Motown single ever to reach the top of Billboard’s Hot 100.

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