Friday, February 5, 2010

Even more love is in the mail

Benny here. You know, I'm a great romantic. Although, I could never get Mrs. Franklin to go fly kites with me, I did send her other charming gifts like fruit from France, shoes from Pennsylvania, and a red trinket from my trip to Transylvania.

My nemesis Alexander Hamilton made my wife jealous when he gave Mrs. Hamilton a new carriage. But I got my revenge when I took all his money in a card game and he had to give me his horse for payment. That left his wife with a wonderful ornamental carriage for her front yard. Lovely.

These days I go simple. I think there's nothing finer than a card with a postmark from one of the love-named towns around this great country. Here's the list:

Bliss, NY, 14024
Loveland, CO, 80538
Heart Butte, MT, 59448
Juliette, GA, 31046
Loveville, MD, 20656
Loving, NM, 88256
Loveland, OH, 45140
Romance, AR, 72136
Romeo, MI, 48065
Valentine, NE, 69201
Valentine, TX, 79854

To get a love-themed postmark, mail your stamped, addressed Valentine’s Day cards in a larger envelope to:

Postmaster, (Town name)
Valentine re-mailing
City, State and ZIP Code

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is great! Thanks for a hilarious bit of history.