Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Stamps for Plutocrats

Our household is well supplied with stamps: first-class, second-ounce, two-ounce, postcard. When I went to the post office today to mail a package, I was almost able to resist the usual “Need stamps?” The clerk showed me a page of Views of Our Planets , but I declined. No Pluto! (As I have written in these pages, I am a total third-grader on the subject of Pluto.) But then the clerk showed me a little (heh) block of four stamps.

[The block has two of each stamp.]

It’s Pluto — Explored! The brave little orb may no longer count as one of “our” planets (or their planets). But the United States Postal Service has shown Pluto some significant respect. Plutocrats, get to your post office at once.

Related reading
All OCA Pluto posts (Pinboard)

[Elaine gave me “Plutocrats.” Thank you, Elaine.]

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