Capital City Notes & Gossip, plus Tales from Library Land
When the Metallurgist first moved to Chicago the mail system vexed her, as I explained that we didn't have outgoing mail at our apartment but simply dropped it in mailboxes on the street corners."And the boxes are everywhere!" she said, amazed.Though, there are a lot.
I've always been a fan of dropping mail in a big blue mailbox, though I can't say why. It feels grown up? Urban? Nah, not urban, because I grew up in the 'burbs, walking along a strip mall's sidewalk to drop things in for Mom, then catching up with her in the grocery store.
Oh, and, Yes, that's a lot of mailboxes. But my first impression was, Wow, that's a serious street grid.
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