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Sunday, July 29, 2012

An Era Ends

Tonight we attended a retirement party for our postmaster, Judy.  She has manned the fort at the tiny McLeod, MT post office for 35 years.  Here in our community mail is only delivered to our homes three days per week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  If we are expecting a package on the non-delivery days I could call Judy, she would check and if the package was there we drove the 6 miles out to the post office.  Judy helped you complete customs forms when shipping packages to your granddaughter in Italy, she would call and tell us we had packages and ask if it was OK for Ted, our mail carrier to leave those packages by the mailbox.  It is definitely the end of an era and we hope the new guy knows how we like our mail done around here! 

Lots of friends and neighbors in attendance—lots of good food and conversation.  And the weather cooperated!



Michael cut our hay yesterday and is waiting for it to dry.  Yesterday he got the kitchen counter tile cut and glued down in the Tin Tee Pee.  Today he worked on cabinet doors while I stained woodwork.  Remodeling a RV is hard work!

Another good day in Montana! 


  1. Looks like a fun time for all. Hope Judy has a wonderful retirement, and you get a replacement that is just as good as she was.

  2. Nothing good is ever free or easy. I know that the tin tee pee / silver bullet is going to be beautiful!!! I know you and Mike are putting some hard work into it. I still cannot wait to see some pictures.
    Love and Hugs,
    Rollie & Gina

  3. I really enjoy your blog! I love the community spirit and get togethers you all have. Wonderful times!

  4. nice way to send your postmaster off to the land of retirement!!

  5. Love those small town people. Our postmaster in Lakeside was like that. We didn't have mail delivery at the house, we had to have a p. o. box. But she would call if a package came or something important like our meds showed up. Probably not the same anymore.

  6. It's a small town for sure when you have a retirement party for the Postmaster. Looked to be a great time - sure hope the new Postmaster is as good.

  7. So which one of those people is the famous postmistress?

  8. My Aunt Rose, was a Postmaster in Antler ND. And did they love her. She really knew the pulse of the town also. (And the dirt-- but never disclosed anything) Be firm with the new guy and train him well!!

  9. Most of my family either has or is still working for the post office. Nice to hear how the 3 day delivery is working and to know the office is still open for pick ups. Sure hope it doesn't put too many out of work.
    Don't know if you use the hay yourself but there is a huge market for it in the south.


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