The people who made his job enjoyable

In my last two articles, I had mentioned different men and women from the Lydia village who had an influence on my young life. Now I would like to remember some of the wonderful men and women who made my career at the Clinton Post Office enjoyable. The ladies will be mentioned first, and just because I do not mention some that does not mean that they were any less important or enjoyable. These ladies had different characteristics and each one brought a smile to my face. There was “Aunt Annie” and Mrs. West from the old Sunshine Cleaners, “Nannie” Greene who worked for Mr. J.C. Thomas & Jewelers and would mail their packages each day, Mrs. Sara Harvey and her girls from their store who also came each day to mail packages, Mrs. Rosemary Threatt from Jeff Thomason’s store, Mrs. Georgia Bee Thomason, Mrs. Mamie Robertson, who would bring me a delicious cake each Christmas, Mrs. Martha Calvert, Mrs. Sarah Jones from the Clinton Tire Store, Mrs. Gladys Barnes, who would bring me an apple each morning from her curb market, Ms. Alice Corley, who I just plain loved, Mrs. Shirley Webb, Mrs. Irby Ferguson, Miss Annie Wilson, Mrs. Onealia McGee and Sarah Walker, and many other ladies who made my job worth while. The last lady is someone who as been the best “girlfriend” that anyone cold have and who started with the Clinton YMCA about the same time I started work at the Post Office. Just about every morning Mrs. Linda Sparks would pick up the mail for the “Y” and she would come into the post office lobby and say “Hello.” Folks, those “Little things” from all those lovely ladies surely made my work more enjoyable. Now, I would like to remember some of the men who would come into the lobby each day and share a joke or a smile with me. Again, nothing other than just friendship and making my life enjoyable. Men like Perry Barnes, who was like our “Wal-Mart” greeter each morning. I always thought that Perry knew everyone in and around town. There was also Mr. Lewis Bagwell, one of Clinton’s Chief of Police years ago, Mr. Ralph Paterson Sr. from Gray’s Funeral Home, Mr. Abbit Alexander, one of my oldest friends, Mr. Sam Compton, who taught me a lot about chainsaws, Mr. Harold Power from the Industrial Supply company, who was a major help to me when I was trying my luck at various handyman jobs, Mr. Roy Gilliam. Also from the Industrial Supply, who was a big help to me, Mr. Charlie Hollis, who worked at the former Baldwin Ford-Mercury Dealership, and one of my all-time favorites, Mr. Joe Holland, who worked the last few years of his life with another great fellow, Mr. Earl Pitts, and Earl always had his shadow with him for many years. This man was Mr. Marcellous Barr. I have not mentioned all the wonderful people who have blessed my life over the years, but these are a few who did. Still remembering, (Tommy Kitchens lives in Clinton.)

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