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My How Time Flies

I have been aware that I've been neglecting Letter Matters but was convinced that I was keeping up on my letter writing. The funny thing about perceptions is they are so often unrelated to the true state of things. Long have I been aware that I tend to lose track of time but not until a few days ago did I encounter cruel evidence that my condition is worse than supposed. I went to the post office thinking I had been there just the week before last or perhaps even the week before that. To my surprise I was locked out of my mailbox. Payment couldn't be due yet, of that I was certain, so this was perplexing. On going to the window and giving my box number to the clerk he went back to see what the problem was. When he returned he had my mail and also went to the cupboard where packages are kept that are too large for the box. I had mail in there too. He explained to me that my box was locked because I had been away too long. Really? They do that? How could it be that I had been a…

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