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Lawhorn's Lawrence: A mailman who delivered the mail and a smile

Yes, as a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity in the time period in question, I remember Billy Hayes, whom we referred to as "lightning" because he was so fast. (In fact, it was an ironic nickname, as he would stop to chat with anyone who was willing.) Billy Hayes was an African-American gentleman who was an unforgettable mailman. And yes, he got sick and I remember a young buck, Tom, who took over the route. Another great mailman who was friendly, to boot. Mail back then was often the only written contact you got from home. Thanks Tom for your years of service!

February 10, 2013 at 7:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )