Right on, Jay. “Mass.” is much more human than “MA.” I have noticed that
older people–I am talking about over 70s–here on Long Island still often
write their address as “Huntington, L.I.” instead of the
bureaucratically-correct “Huntington, NY.” I am so taken with this that I
have started doing it myself–though it will probably mean that half my mail
will get redirected to Louisiana, or Lower Indiana, or somewhere.