Mail the kids to grandma (exp. 1920)

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From W5J --

When the U.S. Postal Service Also Delivered Babies
Mail the kids to grandma? A few frugal parents did, since the weight limit on parcel post was 50 pounds.

http://on.wsj.com/2cgA8zC 

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Watching the mail delivery guy the other day, I was wondering if the interview for that job consists of a 5 mile walk.

Paywall.

what about first class mail?

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Return to sender, Grandma unknown
No such Granny, so such crone
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supercandyman said:   what about first class mail?
Aint nobody got time for that

Not surprisingly, this story is largely bs per Snopes. 
Snopes said:
However, it was neither a regular occurrence nor a routine aspect of the Parcel Post service for people to wrap up children, slap some stamps on them, and ship them cross-country — the few documented examples of children being sent through the mail were nearly all publicity stunts, instances of people who knew the postal workers in their area asking them to carry their babies a relatively short distance along their routes to some nearby relatives, or cases in which children were listed as 'mail' so they could travel on trains without the necessity for purchasing a ticket. 


Let's eat Grandma. Let's eat, Grandma. Punctuation saves lives.
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I found this on Facebook about grandmas.  Any ideas on how many grandmas this campaign has saved?



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