June 13, 1920

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1920 the U.S. Post Office Department ruled that children may not be sent by parcel post, even those weighing less than the maximum weight limit of 11 pounds. Before 1920, there were several documented cases of people mailing children local distances to other relatives to avoid the higher expenses of sending them by train or bus. The Post Office refused to accept any children who did not have a specified destination or any children by women who looked like their last nerves were fraying.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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