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For 'Snail Mail,' a Rapid Demise

As what once was a daily ritual is quickly made obsolete by online communication and commerce, the U.S. Postal service has cut hours, merged mail routes and removed hundreds of thousands of its iconic blue drop boxes.

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Article | Dorothy and Andrew Yankanich moved into their $18,000 brick rambler in Wheaton in 1966 and soon began what would become a daily ritual: Walking across the street to the squat blue mailbox and dropping off bills, birthday cards, letters, catalogue orders and whatever else needed to be sent on its...

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