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Old 01-31-2011, 05:25 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Cartermrc View Post
Likely it's the weather, but could also be due to their sorting system. We live in Oregon, my SIL and family live in Northern California in the Eureka area. The mail I send her goes to San Francisco (hundreds of miles south of them) to be sorted then gets sent back north for delivery. It takes days longer and I have to remember that for holidays, birthdays, etc.
DH worked in the P.O. in Indianapolis, IN. South Bend is in extreme northern Indiana, but their mail has to come to the main processing center in Indianapolis to get the first sorting, then back to South Bend. So all mail must go to the nearest main processing center in their own state. South Bend's mail couldn't go to Chicago even though it's much closer, because it's in Illinois.

Seems crazy but the fact that one little letter can get through billions of pieces of mail a year to find it's way to one little home - whether it's in downtown New York or on a remote ranch in Montana - all for 44 cents - is some sort of miracle.
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