To the editor:
I enjoyed reading the Moodys’ letter of Sunday, Feb. 6. Folks who deserve praise and appreciation should hear it more than they do. I know we are humbly grateful for those who weather any storm to perform vital services for the community.
But an important group was overlooked: mail carriers. They are delivering the mail six days a week regardless. They take no snow days. Most of the services mentioned in the letter are there when we need them, but few require spending 7-8 hours a day outside in the weather. Many carriers with walking routes are not in their vehicles long enough to warm it up, let alone themselves.
They move the vehicle a couple blocks and reload their bags. They often lose their scheduled days off, because the bad weather adds greatly to the challenge of delivering the mail on time, and so everyone has to be on duty. They are perhaps not saving our lives, unless you consider the many medicines currently delivered by mail, but they are a tough and hard-working crew that need to know we know what they’re doing for us. Thank you mail carriers everywhere for a job well done.