It’s bad enough that proposed cuts by the U.S. Postal Service would eliminate 120 Savannah jobs and end next-day delivery of local mail.
But in its infinite wisdom, the federal government is about to propose a change that would largely eliminate Savannah’s postmark.
Worse yet, it would subjugate Savannah’s mail to the likes of Macon or — how ghastly — Charleston, S.C. In a town that steeps itself in history, and let’s be honest, considers itself the true belle of the two-state region, this will not do.
This was a front-page, lead story the other day. You never see the local paper use this sort of borderline snarky tone, particularly not in a front-page-news story.
It is interesting, though, to consider whether postmarks are important symbols of place…