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(Interesly)   The Victorian Englishman who mailed himself   ( divider line
    More: Vintage, United States Postal Service, Mail, The Postal Service, first man, official form, Royal Mail, Jenny Lewis, Dntel  
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206 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 14 Mar 2019 at 1:40 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2019-03-14 10:42:14 AM  
The first man to truly "go postal" was a peculiar English gentleman named W. Reginald Bray.

This is interesting but simply not true.  Henry "Box" Brown was a slave who mailed himself to abolitionists (and freedom) in Philadelphia in 1849.

Not sure if Henry was the first but he certainly had a bit more than a cutesy human interest story at stake.
2019-03-14 11:27:46 AM  
In early December, the wife mailed two chidlren's books to Germany. ($35 USPS) They arrrived Monday. At our house. The sticker said they were unclaimed. The inteneded recpients still live there.

At any rate, ol' Reggie would die if he tried that today.
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Inside the package, Waldo was so transfixed with excitement that he could
barely breathe. His skin felt prickly from the heat, and he could feel his
heart beating in his throat. It would be soon. Sheila stood quite upright and
walked around to the other side of the package. Then she sank down to her
knees, grasped the cutter by both handles, took a deep breath, and plunged the
long blade through the middle of the package, through the masking tape, through
the cardboard, through the cushioning and right through the center of
Waldo Jeffers head, which split slightly and caused little rhythmic arcs of red
to pulsate gently in the morning sun.
2019-03-14 04:20:53 PM  
Flat Stanley nods knowingly.
2019-03-14 05:04:02 PM  
How very droll. But it reminds me of a wonderful tale I once heard about a gentleman from Nantucket.

You wouldn't believe the things that man could do to himself, the rascal.
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