Sunday, May 6, 2012

Better Schools

Be honest now: who wouldn't be in favor of better schools?

It took me a while, but I noticed that the 36 had a car card we hadn't seen before. It's sort of dull, but at least I find the pre-ZIP code addresses, such as New York 36 or Chicago 15, to be rather charming. How many of us remember when ZIP codes were an innovation? I can (barely) remember my mother explaining that you had to include a number because Chicago was a big city with more than one post office! But we've more or less run out of car cards to post about, and it's making me moody and irritable. Sorry.

And while we're at it, don't smoke in bed, you moron!


Joel Ahrendt said...

I do remember when they were doing the ad blitz to get people to use the zip code.

Chris said...

How about other time periods? Some more digging should be done for car card history like 60s through 80s. They are part of the look of different times, and the public service ones can be funny- "Make your mark in society, not on society" and "take it from the champs graffiti is for chumps" for example would be appropriate in those New York cars.