The mention of possible snow "flurries"
brings back a flood of memories. Having spent most of my adult life
in the Post Office, my stories are all VERY, VERY POSITIVE.
First, the winter of 1947, the day after Christmas, snow flurries
are predicted. It flurried all day, as I recall, until we accumulated
27, I repeat 27, inches of flurries. Most letter carriers were out
doing their job, still plenty of mail to be delivered because mail
was delayed, arriving late due to widespread storms. I personally
got back to the Main Post Office wet, almost to the waist.
All carriers, youngsters, old timers, "temps" , all
were out doing their best. The clerks and in-office workers all
showed their dedication and got to work. We were able to get to
work downtown, due to the efforts of those city employees who were
able to clear the main streets. Springfield Avenue, South Orange
Avenue, Clinton Avenue amongst others, especially "down town"
and we were able to WALK from the Irvington Line to Broad Street,
if no bus was running.
This item and many other accounts of Postal People going "above
and beyond", either to do their job or to assist people in
distress. Stories can be found wherever there is a three person
or a three thousand employee POSTAL FACILITY. This is "going