Fox Hunting Life with Horse and Hound

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salley mcinerney and cort.smallThe author, a hunt coat, a stirrup cup, and a horse named Cort.I reached into the left, front pocket of my foxhunting jacket, a vintage black and grey-flecked wool frock made by Brittany Riding Apparel of New York. My fingers found something thin and soft—a faded blue pack of ten-cent stamps with an enthusiastic message from the postal service about using your zip code.

“Help us give your letters top speed.”

Five-digit zip codes were introduced in 1963; ten cent stamps were issued in the early 1970s; I was issued in 1955.

I inspected the stamp book further. What is the story of the stamps? And the story of a riding jacket I had been given by my mother on Christmas Day, 1972, but had never worn?

It’s the story of a woman’s place.

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# Ginny Howard 2019-09-03 14:28
Great story.
# Judith Wilson 2019-09-03 14:49
# Denya Massey 2019-09-04 08:58
I want Cort!!!
# Nancy Mitchell 2019-09-04 10:47
# Adrianna Waddy 2019-09-12 12:40
Nice story—do I suppose the stamps were for you to write home while away at school?
# Salley McInerney 2019-09-12 20:59
I have no idea why those stamps were where they were.
# Olga Danes-Volkov 2019-09-22 17:49
Lovely story

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