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  • The Post Office is just trying to help Republicans along with their wishful thinking.
  • Wow, imagine that. What would it be like if you not only received that 1950 calendar but had to live your life according to those times? I'm feeling a short story forming in my head!
  • That's kind of cool. Wonder where it's been all this time?
  • The calendar includes a holiday greeting from a railroad executive dated December 1949. Flanagan died of heartbreak that month.

    /FTFTFA
  • Gyrfalcon: That's kind of cool. Wonder where it's been all this time?


    I have a theory that the act of delivering mail opens a hole in the space-time continuum and occasionally sucks pieces of mail forward in time. Same thing happens with socks in the laundry. That's why you occasionally see one sock on the side of the road.
  • Just hold on to it for another 4 years, and they can re-use it. 2017 has the same days.

    /4 more years!
  • Flanagan died that month.

    So they're saying he had bigger problems than not getting the calendar?
  • Subby thanks for reminding me to snag the latest Orchard Supply Hardware catalog, a a guy who's mailed a lot of packages, Post Office has been shiatty the last few years...
    Link
  • That's super cool.

    We went to an estate auction at which we discovered an early 60s calendar hanging on the wall in the guest room. The newest thing there was a 60s jelly jar glass, still sitting on the kitchen table. Why yes, the owner was an ancient bachelor. Even the mail, of which there was crates and crates, was over 40 years old. Time capsule house.
  • I think the Fail tag is a bit harsh. How about spiffy?
  • Dr.Zom: I have a theory that the act of delivering mail opens a hole in the space-time continuum and occasionally sucks pieces of mail forward in time. Same thing happens with socks in the laundry. That's why you occasionally see one sock on the side of the road.


    I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle.
  • ZoeNekros: The calendar includes a holiday greeting from a railroad executive dated December 1949. Flanagan died of loneliness and rabies that month.

    /FTFTFA


    FTFSF

    (fixed that for Simpson's fans)
  • Truly was the dead letter office, PO worker probably just read about his death and stuck it in some dark corner that could last untouched this long.

    Coastalgrl: I think the Fail tag is a bit harsh. How about spiffy?


    Agreed, it IS space-time travel, the hackneyed standard SciFi trope, 'cept a mailing tube as protagonist.
  • LordOfThePings: Dr.Zom: I have a theory that the act of delivering mail opens a hole in the space-time continuum and occasionally sucks pieces of mail forward in time. Same thing happens with socks in the laundry. That's why you occasionally see one sock on the side of the road.

    I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle.


    That's the most hideous insult my language has to offer. Prepare for invasion!
  • 1950:

    House: $14,500
    Average income: $3,216
    Ford car: $1339-$2262
    Philco model 1403 TV: $199
    Admiral "home entertainment" TV system: $549.50
    12" records: $4.85
    10" records: $2.85
    Milk: $.82
    Gas: $.20
    Bread $.14
    Postage stamp: $.03
    Pumpkins : $.02 cents a lb
    Campbell's Pork & Beans - (2) 1 lb. cans: $.25
    Sirloin steak: $.77 lb
    Kraft Mayonnaise - quart jar: $.62.
  • atomic-age: That's super cool.

    We went to an estate auction at which we discovered an early 60s calendar hanging on the wall in the guest room. The newest thing there was a 60s jelly jar glass, still sitting on the kitchen table. Why yes, the owner was an ancient bachelor. Even the mail, of which there was crates and crates, was over 40 years old. Time capsule house.


    I picked up an old union card at a hoarder's sale--must be some kind of lifetime membership thing, because it's engraved in solid brass. Stuff like that is fascinating if only because I wonder why anyone would think of that in the first place.
  • buckler: That's the most hideous insult my language has to offer. Prepare for invasion!


    OK, but watch out for my poodle.
  • DownDaRiver: Better article with picture goodness


    I want that calender.

    \railfan
  • SoxSweepAgain: 1950:

    House: $14,500
    Average income: $3,216
    Ford car: $1339-$2262
    Philco model 1403 TV: $199
    Admiral "home entertainment" TV system: $549.50
    12" records: $4.85
    10" records: $2.85
    Milk: $.82
    Gas: $.20
    Bread $.14
    Postage stamp: $.03
    Pumpkins : $.02 cents a lb
    Campbell's Pork & Beans - (2) 1 lb. cans: $.25
    Sirloin steak: $.77 lb
    Kraft Mayonnaise - quart jar: $.62.


    Ah, the good old days..Isn't inflation a biatch?
  • A calendar from 1950 is good for 2017, 2023, 2034, 2045, 2051, 2062 etc

    /miser
  • FTA- "Times-Tribune publisher Bobby Lynett says he'll see if the Steamtown National Historic Site railroad museum is interested in the calendar. If not, he'll display it in the newspaper's offices"

    He's kidding, right? If they don't want it, I know about a hundred model railroaders/ railfans who would love to take it off his hands.

    Including me. Even if I am a hardcore UP guy, I have a soft spot in my head heart for the pennsy.
  • Basily Gourt Including me. Even if I am a hardcore UP guy, I have a soft spot in my head heart for the pennsy.

    They are both Class 1's who have gone thru bankruptcy...
  • SoxSweepAgain: 1950:

    House: $14,500
    Average income: $3,216
    Ford car: $1339-$2262
    Philco model 1403 TV: $199
    Admiral "home entertainment" TV system: $549.50
    12" records: $4.85
    10" records: $2.85
    Milk: $.82
    Gas: $.20
    Bread $.14
    Postage stamp: $.03
    Pumpkins : $.02 cents a lb
    Campbell's Pork & Beans - (2) 1 lb. cans: $.25
    Sirloin steak: $.77 lb
    Kraft Mayonnaise - quart jar: $.62.


    What was the minimum wage? $1.25?
  • Super cool story time:

    I made two orders to the same website in the span of about a week. Yes, I'm a moron and forgot some items on that first order.

    The site charges a flat $5.95 for domestic standard 2-7 day shipping. They choose the carrier automatically.

    My first order, placed on 12/22/2012 and it went UPS Ground. As of 1/1/2013, it had not arrived.

    My second order, placed on 12/28/2012 and it went USPS First Class. I received it yesterday, 12/31/2012.

    And then I found five dollars.
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