How much it was to mail a letter these days.
She didn't know.
She was cuter than a cut bug, though, and she called me "honey." So, more money to the PO is called for, I believe.
Update: Swear to God, she went through her mail looking for a regular letter to confirm our mutually estimated cost (46 cents) and couldn't find one.
Update II: In A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France and the Birth of America, the author, I forget his name, notes that in the Paris of Franklin (and it was his
Paris), mail was delivered nine times a day.
Update III: Only to the rich, of course. The poor and homeless got by with four-times-a-day delivery.
Update IV: And sometimes, no delivery at all!