I don’t often complain, but in this case it needs saying! I’m sure I’m not the only one who can tell their woes concerning the local post office.

I was born on the Vineyard and basically have lived in Edgartown my entire life (36-plus years on the West Tibsury Road and yet they can’t seem to figure out where I live). Mail used to be sent to RFD number 16 until eight to ten years ago when they asked that we use our house number, which is 138 West Tisbury Road. I recently lost my dear companion, and numerous people have sent me condolence cards, only to have them returned because they put an RFD number on the envelope.

Come on, get with the real world. Have we grown so much that we’ve lost what made living here on the Vineyard so special?

Jane West