Remember the Postman.

west_gardenerApril 27, 2012

Our postman is retiering after 30 years on our beat. I would like to give him something, but I don't know what.

Any suggestions?

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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

A gift certificate to a restaurant in the town where he lives.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 11:39PM
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mawheel

Almost any kind of a gift card would be appreciated, especially one that could be used anywhere, like an American Express, Visa, MasterCard, etc.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 8:26AM
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mjmercer

You might want to check on post office regulations before you decide what to give him. I think it's actually illegal for mail carriers to accept cash gifts. But of course, that leaves a world of other gift possibilities. :o)

Karen

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 9:02AM
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meldy_nva(z6b VA)

Along with a gift card (I agree that's what is likely to be most appreciated), a thank you letter that mentions the instances when he went "beyond the call of duty".

If you know his hobby/avocation, a card for something in that interest would feel more special. To be honest, I don't really remember which who gave me restuarant/generic gift cards at my retirement; I will never forget the ones who got together and gave me a gift card for my favorite plant nursery and another giftcard for a local fabric shop!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 12:23PM
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west_gardener

Thanks all for your suggestions. I think I'll go with a special "thank you card". I'm a little worried about giving him anything worth any money, as mjmercer mentioned.
He has worked so hard that I don't want to do anything to jinx his tetirement.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 7:43PM
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mawheel

Maybe a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies to go with the card would be O.K. I know it would be fine with me, if I were the recipient! :>)

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 8:19PM
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west_gardener

On the last day of our postman's delivery, we gave him a thank you card and a present. We thanked him for his excellent job and he said it was a pleasure to serve us all these years. We shook hands and wished each other good luck.
Since then, we have not had a mail delivery or anyone pick up our mail from the mailbox.
No matter how big an agency or a business, and individual can make a big difference.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 7:27PM
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kathyjane(z6VA)

Maybe that's their new way of doing things now, the person retires and so does the route.

---That is absurd how they just forgot you folks!
Are your neighbours getting any deliveries?

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 11:30PM
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mrobbins(6b - Brooklyn)

How great that you could thank him and honor him. I get the shivers, though, to think that postal service might end like this, through attrition! Please keep us updated. I hope you get your mail soon.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 11:48AM
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west_gardener

I received some mail yesterday, it was after 5pm, so I don't know who actually delivered the mail because I don't think the PO delivers after 5pm. Last week my neighbor next door received some mail, but it was not his so he walked it down the block and delivered it himself.
I received some mail today, but the flyers from the local stores were not included.
Oh, I do miss our mailman.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 7:18PM
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