But the card was in sympathy for a ninety year old woman's passing. Welcome as death may have been to her, it wasn't a picnic.
Similarly mismatched, this first-in-a-series bill I don't want to pay. I won't celebrate until the darned thing is paid!
Why don't they offer a stamp for every day bill paying with some serious
Soviet statue named "Duty."
|The Motherland Calls courtesy of flikr.com|
Here's a good candidate.
Once I sent out a get well card with the Celebrate stamp. It's as if I was mocking my friend.
Another time I was under pressure to get 100 stamps. Fast. Post offices near my home only had Malcolm X. I considered. What would you think if you got an envelope from me with his photo, and remembered this quote from him?
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak,
every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on
how to improve your performance the next time."
It's a wise aphorism, but more fitting to a card of consolation than a wedding. So my daughter's invitations went out late, but with a LOVE stamp.
I need stamps that enhance my message, not contradict it. Or at least are benign. The flowers and landscapes are nice, but my post office never has them.
Janis for your forty fifth college reunion.
I guess I'll have to order a variety pack on-line.
All photos courtesy of the USPS website.