My husband has been at the Rochester Post Office for over 45 years. Due to the reduction in staff just as the holiday season was starting, he works with only one other person or just himself on the window to service a community that takes in not only Rochester, but Rochester Hills and Oakland Twp. as well. The lines are long, very long and it is non-stop for 10-12 hours a day.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, he came home laughing and smiing and said look what some children gave me--it was a little bag with some chocolate and a printed message that said "Thank you for serving our Community". My husband was touched. He said there were 3 children and mom and the kids gave him this---it made his day, it made his week, it made his 45 years---he knew he was appreciated by those he serves. He was touched by the children's generosity. He ate the chocolate, but the greeting is on our refridgerator--a reminder of the Spirit of the Season, a reminder of kindness and thoughtfullness, a reminder of the unexpected and a reminder that in our children we have hope for a better world-a kind world. And that little gestures go a long away to make something better-it's the ripple effect.
It made his day better-the best.
So, Merry Christmas to the children and the mom that came down on a busy Saturday to deliver this little package of holiday cheer--it was greaty appreicated by this Postal Clerk at the Rochester Post Office, Ed Kane. He laughed and said the delivery didn't have any stamps on it---but it was done so well, he thinks they should help deliver the mail in Rochester and spread the good cheer to every one.
Thank you to the children, thank you for spreading more than holiday cheer -and Merry Christmas
PatricIa Kane and Ed Kane, Senior Postal Cerk