A postage stamp honors Mark Twain. If Twain were alive today might he tweet: "OMG, reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated, LOL"? When Twain did read his premature obituary, he sent a letter assuring friends the report was overblown. But when was the last time you got a personal letter in the mail? If you live in a typical American household, it's been a while. According to the post office's annual survey, the average household gets one personal letter about every seven weeks.
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published Monday, October 3rd, 2011
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It is no secret that the U.S. Postal Service is in serious financial trouble. Billions of pieces of correspondence that once would have been sent by traditional mail are today sent by email, creating huge losses for the Postal Service.