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Monday, February 23, 2015

"Forever,USPS, Till Death Do Us Part..." 'Kimo's world #59'



James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired Professional photographer and publisher.Rosen lives on the  beautiful Garden Island of Kaua'i with his best
friend Obama Da Dog. Rosen also posts the Sunrise daily on his Facebook Timeline.




Kimo's world #59

Forever,USPS, Till Death Do Us Part...
It was back in May of 2007 when the United states Postal service first debuted the 'Forever stamp.' This was a new marketing ploy to get people to load up on stamps. You could by as many first class stamps as you wanted for .41 cents each. When the postal rate increases and  if you have stamps remaining you made a good investment.

I bought 300 stamps at .41 each that was an investment of $123.00. I figured  300 stamps would last me the rest of my life. I never figured I would run out. How could I run out?  I use about one stamp a month and that's for my phone bill since the phone company charges a fee of 1.95 to pay online.

 The only other time I use stamps are in the case of a death, I still like to send sympathy cards, all other cards I use are electronic and  are free..  

After-all with email, Facebook and other social media the need for stamps has definitely diminished.
The Good news, I was finally down to my last stamp purchased at .41 cents. I outlived my forever stamps. 

This meant a visit to the post office for the first time since 2007.  I still recognized  some faces, some were 50 shades or more grayer, more wrinkles but same great  people. What had changed at the Kapa'a Post office was no more garbage cans to throw  your junk mail in and no more table tops out front to lean and read your mail.

I wound up buying 2 books of stamps, each book of 20 stamps at .49 cents each is now $9.80. These are also Forever stamps. I did not buy as many this time since I hope to be able to purchase more stamps in the future, God willing.. Plus, I want to see  everyone at the post office at least  once again before we all expire...

The only thing that lasts forever, 'Forever stamps...

Forever, till death do us part...



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10 comments:

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Shalom Rabbi :-D

Seems my new FREE Gmail address is working ,I received your blog loud & clear :-DThanks to my grand nephew ,a young ocean engineer who lives on the big island,he came & helped me updated my computers where as we seniors are still in the TYPEWRITER AGE !!! we will have fun again,n'est-ce pas ?

Lol,
Unc :-D

Judith Roesch said...

I cannot get 2nd part???

KimoRosen said...

Correction noted, Mahalo Nui Loa my anonymous friend. The original blog said I bought current stamps for .29 cents each, should had read .49 each. the error is now corrected.

KimoRosen said...

Judi, try now? I made a correction....

KimoRosen said...

Judi, do you get it now? let me know?

Judith Roesch said...

Got it. You are a funny man the world needs more of you....

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo Judi, flattery will get you everywhere!

Rick Comstock said...

I gauge my worthiness to society by how many forever stamp I sent. Saving my last stamp for St. Peter. Sure hope someone is there to receive it. It also will have my first Santa request sense he bogarted that present from me. Hell I can't find my last stamp need to run and replenish....probably 2 bucks now.....

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimo,
Thanks for "Forever, USPS, to death do us part . . ."
I am so old that I remember when a postage stamp cost 3 cents. I also remember the Penny Postcard.
Aloha,

KimoRosen said...

I'm not to far behind you. I remember the 5 cent stamp and 3 cent post card,
at least I think that's it was? ;-) Aloha