Sunday, March 15, 2009

Our Local Post Office

Our post office has been here since the early 1950s. It wasn't an existing building that was converted, but was originally built to be a post office. It's small enough that it only has one clerk.

Clerks tend to stay for years. Mr. Dawson was there throughout my childhood. He watched us grow up and we saw him grow old. Then Richard and Karen took turns for many years. Currently, Randy is the clerk. He knows everyone's names and calls out a greeting even if you're just checking your mailbox and don't need anything at the counter.

There's a huge post office in town, the main branch, with at least 6 clerks, always jammed with people and cars all over the parking lot. People come from miles out of their way just to use the friendly little post office where Randy remembers your name.