|Local postal carrier concerned about axing Saturday delivery|
|Written by Nancy Spencer|
|Friday, February 22, 2013 2:30 PM|
“I know people complain that all we bring is bills and junk mail but my job entails a lot more,” Chuck Shumaker said. “I also deliver newspapers, magazines, prescriptions, movies, Internet purchases, birthday cards, sports and entertainment tickets, car titles, letters to and from servicemen and the list goes on and on.”
Shumaker said he is also the “eyes and ears” of the neighborhoods he delivers in.
“For some, I am the only person they may see all week,” Shumaker said. “Some elderly only have family who can visit on the weekends and some don’t have family at all. I fill that gap for a lot of them. We chat for a minute and I make sure they are OK. Their families appreciate it, too.”
The same is true for some rural customers as well.
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