I was rather surprised by Elizabeth Allen’s letter in the Sept. 16 issue.
While I don’t know her personally, it seems her past letters were intelligent, well thought out and important contributions to improving our lives in Great Neck.
I always read her letters and have a lot of gratitude and respect for her.
I also believe that complaining and anger are not as effective as looking for solutions. So here are mine:
I make envelopes out of calendar illustrations and use them for personal mail and to carry things in my purse. People seem to love them.
I would be glad to take all Ms. Allen’s unwanted calendars.
I donate any free unwanted greeting cards to local thrift shops, at least one of which sometimes gives away free items to those in need or to anyone.
I use free address labels on my letters ( I used to buy them. While I can’t use Ms. Allen’s, maybe she can.
If junk mail really distresses you, just call the company and say six words: “Please take me off your list,” which in my experience, they always do.
Finally, I welcome junk mail because I assume it is helping to keep the U.S. Postal Service in existence.
In fact, postage rates were lowered this past year, something I don’t remember happening in the past.
Getting junk mail is a small price to pay for the privilege of receiving old fashioned personal mail, which I love.