My mail gets delivered around 4 p.m. — if I’m lucky. Sometimes it’s a lot later.
I’ve heard stories that back in the day, Westporters got mail twice a day. In the early 1900s — before the widespread adoption of telephones — people here communicated by sending postcards to each other.
“06880” reader Jill Christerson recalls twice-daily delivery of mail — and she graduated from Staples in 1974.
“When did the mail stop being delivered twice a day in Westport?” she asks.
“I know in the early ’70s it was twice a day because I had a boyfriend in Viet Nam. I lived on Caccamo Lane, and I remember waiting for the afternoon delivery because the Air Force mail always came in the afternoon vs. morning!”
I think she’s wrong. I don’t remember twice-daily delivery at all, except a few days before Christmas.
But Jill has a bet with a fellow Westporter, so a lot rides on this. We’ll leave it to “06880” readers to deliver the answer.