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(Smithsonian Magazine)   This day in history: USPS no longer allows children to be delivered by mail   ( smithsonianmag.com) divider line
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2017-06-13 08:52:11 AM  
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2017-06-13 10:31:56 AM  
"I'm not signing for that."
 
2017-06-13 01:54:27 PM  
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2017-06-13 02:02:29 PM  
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2017-06-13 02:13:56 PM  
Pretty sure children are always delivered by the female.
 
2017-06-13 02:19:57 PM  
Too late for this guy:

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2017-06-13 02:20:53 PM  
I guess now I'm not supposed to bathe my baby in the dishwasher, huh?!

F*cking bullsh*t....
 
2017-06-13 02:21:02 PM  

foo monkey: Pretty sure children are always delivered by the female.


No.... this day in history... USPS fired all of the storks.
 
2017-06-13 02:24:49 PM  
How is babby packaged?
 
2017-06-13 02:26:18 PM  
Fine! I'm sending all my shipping business to UPS!
 
2017-06-13 02:26:36 PM  
Crap! Now I'll have to go to the hospital.
 
2017-06-13 02:27:22 PM  

foo monkey: Pretty sure children are always delivered by the female.


Are you sure?...

*That'sTheJoke*
 
2017-06-13 02:27:23 PM  

Albert911emt: How is babby packaged?


Usually just in clothes.  In all seriousness, when this would happen, the kid was usually just left with the money for the postage in their pocket or pinned to their clothes.  They were not in boxes, or crates, or bags.  And they generally just sat on the train like anyone else (maybe in the mail car, or maybe in the regular cars)
 
2017-06-13 02:29:18 PM  

Albert911emt: How is babby packaged delivered?


Funny either way you state it

+1 for the professional reference!
 
2017-06-13 02:31:56 PM  

Al_Ed: I guess now I'm not supposed to bathe my baby in the dishwasher, huh?!

F*cking bullsh*t....


...or the washing machine...or the dryer...but hey...I'm not your supervisor!
 
2017-06-13 02:33:19 PM  
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2017-06-13 02:37:29 PM  
I just mail women my sperm, with pictorial instructions. I'm the Ikea of baby mail delivery.
 
2017-06-13 02:38:08 PM  

four95: [images.memes.com image 540x551]


The post office in Honolulu probably has a separate sorting bin for coconuts.
 
2017-06-13 02:53:06 PM  
Old news...
 
2017-06-13 02:57:26 PM  

ChrisDe: [img.fark.net image 324x324]


Address unknown, no such number.
 
2017-06-13 03:00:05 PM  
This is hilarious.  I was just telling the story about how my grandmother was mailed from New York to Kentucky when she first arrived in this country.
 
OOF
2017-06-13 03:02:31 PM  
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2017-06-13 03:04:35 PM  

GalFriday: This is hilarious.  I was just telling the story about how my grandmother was mailed from New York to Kentucky when she first arrived in this country.


Nuh uh.
 
2017-06-13 03:08:33 PM  

Al_Ed: GalFriday: This is hilarious.  I was just telling the story about how my grandmother was mailed from New York to Kentucky when she first arrived in this country.

Nuh uh.


Seriously.  I was just telling that story.  Ask Jim.  He was the one I told.
I was less than an hour ago.
 
2017-06-13 03:09:17 PM  
Waldo Jeffers had reached his limit
 
2017-06-13 03:10:19 PM  

GalFriday: Al_Ed: GalFriday: This is hilarious.  I was just telling the story about how my grandmother was mailed from New York to Kentucky when she first arrived in this country.

Nuh uh.

Seriously.  I was just telling that story.  Ask Jim.  He was the one I told.
I was less than an hour ago.


Jim's a notorious liar.
 
2017-06-13 03:10:21 PM  
First child airmailed.

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2017-06-13 03:15:12 PM  

Al_Ed: GalFriday: Al_Ed: GalFriday: This is hilarious.  I was just telling the story about how my grandmother was mailed from New York to Kentucky when she first arrived in this country.

Nuh uh.

Seriously.  I was just telling that story.  Ask Jim.  He was the one I told.
I was less than an hour ago.

Jim's a notorious liar.


No no no.  I told Jim in Economics, not Jim in Accounting.  Jim in Accounting is the one that lies all of the time.
 
2017-06-13 03:17:38 PM  

GalFriday: Al_Ed: GalFriday: Al_Ed: GalFriday: This is hilarious.  I was just telling the story about how my grandmother was mailed from New York to Kentucky when she first arrived in this country.

Nuh uh.

Seriously.  I was just telling that story.  Ask Jim.  He was the one I told.
I was less than an hour ago.

Jim's a notorious liar.

No no no.  I told Jim in Economics, not Jim in Accounting.  Jim in Accounting is the one that lies all of the time.


Well, I'm sorry to say I can't be bothered to speak with anyone who was willing to work in Economics.

It appears we're at an impasse.
 
2017-06-13 03:26:07 PM  
Not so CSB: in 1913, my great-grandparents divorced in Ft Worth, Texas, and my great-grandfather moved to Reno to take up a life of ill repute (card shark, running a string of hookers, and general ne'er-do-well). By 1916 my great-grandmother could no longer afford to take care of their two boys, so bought a ticket and put my then-7-year-old grandfather on a train to Reno with gr-grandpa's name and address on a note pinned to his jacket. The train stewards took good care of grandpa enroute, and upon arrival in Reno a friendly policeman directed him to his father's house.

Long story short, gr-grandpa staked grandpa a dollar and set him to selling newspapers in the casinos. Before long he added cigars and small bottles of cheap booze, and did okay financially, though he never returned to school after the 2nd grade. Once Prohibition had gutted gr-grandpa's business he moved to Washington State to take up once again as a tailor. At age 18 grandpa moved back to Ft Worth, where he met and married a nice Jewish girl in 1928, just in time for the depression to set it. /CSB
 
2017-06-13 03:27:58 PM  
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2017-06-13 03:28:28 PM  

Stone Meadow:  /CSB


There's no mention of anyone being mailed in this missive.

I'm requesting this post be deleted.
 
2017-06-13 03:36:35 PM  
Knows a little something about delivering babbies!

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2017-06-13 03:41:46 PM  
Well you could still ship them truck freight at least through the 80's...
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//SOMEONE else on Earth must've seen this direct-to-TV abomination...
 
2017-06-13 04:08:40 PM  

four95: [images.memes.com image 540x551]


Postitive proof that mail carriers can in fact count to potato!
 
2017-06-13 04:29:58 PM  
Speaking of delivering living creatures by mail....in the 1960s, a toy company tried a "Pet of the Month"
club in which kids would receive new, exotic pets (gerbils, etc.) in the mail each month.  Trouble was,
most of the animals arrived dead.
 
2017-06-13 05:23:35 PM  

Snapper Carr: Waldo Jeffers had reached his limit


Goddammit...
 
2017-06-13 06:10:15 PM  
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CSB:  When I was a kid, we ordered chickens (baby ones) that were delivered thru the USPS.
 
2017-06-13 07:11:33 PM  

nytmare: I just mail women my sperm, with pictorial instructions. I'm the Ikea of baby mail delivery.


but, all those left over parts?!
 
2017-06-13 08:59:27 PM  
I thought that picture turned out to be fake
 
2017-06-14 01:09:57 AM  
It's also illegal to mail bricks.

Looking at you, Utah
 
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