Final Delivery: My Double Oak Years

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.

CTG Staff
CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette is a locally-owned and operated regional newspaper and website covering community news and people in southern Denton County, TX, including the communities of Argyle, Bartonville, Canyon Falls, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Harvest, Highland Village, Lantana and Robson Ranch.

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