Mail Order

Mail Order

Mail order in the olden days consisted of pouring over the Sears & Roebuck or Monkey Ward’s catalog, usually in a room of privacy. When the right item was found, the selection was made by carefully filling out a paper form torn out of the catalog, putting the order in an envelope along with cash or maybe a check, and then waiting for several weeks for the item to arrive.

Olde Dog’s Man ordered a part to fix his lawn tractor from He sat down at his computer a week ago, found the part online, and sent his order with a click. No envelope, no cash, no check, no waiting for weeks.

Only the the details have changed from years past, though, because I suspect even now lots of mail orders are placed from the room of privacy.


About Jaye Bee

Story-teller and Author My stories: Pink Baby Alligator is a published children's book; The Girl Who Saw Clouds is a YA crossover novel making the agent and publisher rounds; I Always Wanted to Be a Spy, a mystery thriller, is in second-ish draft. I live on a farm with Farmer Man, two dogs, and sixty chickens. Follower of Jesus. Thou shalt not plagiarize. (See Commandment #8)
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3 Responses to Mail Order

  1. toltecranger says:

    In the olden days, if there was a fly on the wall in the room of privacy, it would have wondered what I was going to do with all the brassieres.


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