OBAMAMAIL, and beyond…

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THE WHITE HOUSE MAIL ROOM; where staffers would choose 10 letters for President Obama to read each day–selected out of 10,000 !  NY TIMES PHOTO BY DAMON WINTER

This past Sunday, the New York Times wrote about an extraordinary American institution: The Letter A Day program of the Obama White House.

George Washington got 5 letters a day, the NYT reported; Barrack Obama’s daily mail totaled 10,000. A team would work through every single one, somehow winnowing out just 10 LADs for the President to read each evening. It’s solid and moving journalism; read it here.  AND click or call 1-800-NYTIMES to subscribe, if you don’t already; real news has just become vitally important.

Tonight, and next Tuesday, join us at Fergies Pub, 1214 Sansom Street. There’s no TV, so that’s a huge plus. There will be lots of stationery, stamps, and envelopes. We will have our new President’s mailing address, as well as Alec Baldwin’s.  Want to drop a line to Joe Biden care of his favorite hangout, the Charcoal Pit? We’ll have that too. We start around 7 p.m., and finish up sometime after 9:30-ish.  It’s FREE, thanks to Trophy Bikes and Yards Brewing, AND the Gang of Three, our stationery sponsors: Printers Place, Rittenhouse Press, and Northern Liberty Press.

LOOKING AHEAD: We love Valentine’s Day, and so does our February host–the Standard Tap, and 2nd and Poplar Sts., in Northern Liberties. Show someone you love them–put it in writing.  We will be upstairs at the Tap every Tuesday in February, starting 2/7.  (and Feb 14, 21 & 28th)  Be early and snag the tables closest to the fireplace.

About phillytyper

Co-owner, Trophybikes in Philadelphia; live with and tolerate computers; but I also dig manual typewriters. Shoot film from time to time, as a break from the rush of digital. Favorite bikes: Brompton S3L-X, Surly Cross Check, SURLY Long Haul Trucker Favorite camera: Leica M4, Fujifilm X20, Nikon F4. Favorite typewriter: Olympia SM9, Olivetti Lettera 22.
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