Monday, July 13, 2009

Z for Zip Code

Since my hubby is a letter carrier, I thought of Z for Zip code.
Did you know that zip codes started on July 1, 1963? It did not become mandatory until 1967. And that ZIP is the abbreviation for Zoning Improvement Plan? It's always "cool" to learn something new OR relearn things we've forgotten about.
Happy Z Monday! go to by Jen to see other "Z"s


Jen said...

Welcome aboard A-Z on Monday!
I will get you added to my sidebar.
Great pick for Z. So now I know; I am older than a zip code. ha!

Diane C. said...

I didn't know Zip stands for Zoning Improvement Plan. That Wikipedia page is fascinating, I like the colored ZIP code map. Jen's A-Z Mondays looks like fun. :)

Anonymous said...

Glad you joined us this week. Love your zip code post.

Ben said...

Nice one. Just read about Ziplocs and Zip Lines, now Zip Codes. Putting some Zip in my day!
So, when did that Zip+4 deal get started?

Busy Bee Suz said...

Sweet!! I did not know this information.
I did have a friend who's job it was (years ago) to sit down and try to decipher each zip code that the computers could not read. Ever since then, I write mine very, very neatly!

Susie said...

That's interesting Deedee, I had no idea that's what zip stood for.

a corgi said...

I did not know what Zip stood for; thanks for informing me :)


Margaret said...

Wow. I looked at your temperature on the side of your blog- You live in a HOT ZIP CODE! Thanks for the fun facts. I didn't know ZIP was abbreviated. And welcome to A to Z!

Grandma J said...

I love the ZIP Code tutorial! And I love your dog swimming with a noodle!

Cassie said...

Good afternoon & welcome from Idaho to you new A to Z person! What a good Z word!

ps-I'm currently a PHX snowbird.

Dawn said...

Funny, I alwyas thought the ZIP code was called such becuse it made the mail zip thru the system faster! Silly me, I should have known it stood for something!

My photo program is only a limited sample edition, thank goodness it has the crop command available. I need to splurge and buy a real one someday!


Carol............. said...

Thought that was for Zippedy -do -dah!
Hmmm, I was wrong again!