Final Delivery: My Double Oak Years

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Teresa White

By recently retired USPS mail carrier, Teresa White

I started at the post office in 1983,
A sub was I, but a Regular my goal to be.
And a Regular I became in February of ‘86,
With a set of twins thrown into the mix.

Life became busier, as it usually does,
Raising babies and working, YES! Blessings from above.
My first Regular Route was R.R.5,
A route very different from the one I would retire.

I came to Double Oak in 1991,
To start a new Route, A new adventure had begun.
Rural Route 4, the Route of my choice,
Not knowing all the friends I would make, a family of sorts.

Double Oak became my home away from home,
Witnessing graduations and weddings and even babies for some.
Thirty-six years have flown by so fast,
In the blink of an eye, those years now in my past.

My 29 years in Double Oak have been a blessing to me,
All the love that was shown, As I became a retiree.
The many gifts and signs left in mailboxes for me,
I’m shedding tears of thanks for my Route family.

I can’t thank you enough for all your love and kindness,
As I retire from your town with a heart full of sadness.
This is not a goodbye, but a I’ll see you later,
With no mail to deliver, I’ll have time to savor.

So, if you see me visiting in your neighborhood,
Sorry I don’t have stamps on me, I’m RETIRED YES, Life is good.

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