To all Newark Mail Persons, be careful
of the prediction of "sprinkles" this January 19th of
Remember, your fellow mailmen delivered their mail and Christmas
Cards on Dec. 26th 1947. We got 27 inches. Not "tough sleddin"
but sure tough Gettin' around for mailmen, especially with the 30-40
lb bag of Christmas Cards, letters from service men and women, bills
and various publications. For weeks, many of us, and workers everywhere,
walked, hitched rides, tried for public transportation, some lucky,
some not. We used the great Leviathan Diner on Springfield Ave as
a way station, to continue to plod our way down to work.
I was a downtown mailman and my wife worked at Central Ave., corner
Broad St. We had "youth" on our side plus a "work
ethic" and managed to get through it. Many of us walked down
Springfield Ave., 16th, So. Orange Ave., Central AVe., Clinton Ave.,
Avon, all heading to Broad St. From Broad St. to all directions.
The snow looked like a winter wonderland for weeks. There was
minor auto pollution. The walks were like a community experience,
an opportunity to connect to neighbors. Wish it were so today Thanks
for letting me share a memory. A helpful hint from way back then.
Get yourself to a car barn, so you'll get a seat on the trolley