Life After the Post Office
by Rita Burns, Office Manager
On March 20, 2014, I had the opportunity to experience retired life with 12 former MVS employees. This group of men and women meet the third Thursday of every month at Great Scott's Eatery for breakfast and share their lives. It was great to see so many people and even more enlightening to just sit back and listen to their stories. The retirees who were in attendance in March were: Kenneth Anderson – 2002, Bobby Lopez – 2003, Keith White – 2003, Tim Burns – 2004, Marie Worley – 2004, Vern Crooks – 2009, Ora King – 2009, Joe Colatti – 2010, Gary Anderson – 2011, Emmet Russ – 2012, Patrick Tarpy – 2013 and Marvin Lich, who is still currently an MVS employee.
It was very heartwarming to see so many who came to share this special day. We work many years along side fellow employees and with that we make many friends. It is wonderful to see that these men and women care enough about each other that they keep in touch. It is definitely something that does not take place a lot these days. They are a jovial group and they really enjoy each other's company. They always say that women can talk a mile a minute, but these men can definitely out talk most women I know! May we all, one day, be able to experience life as these MVS retirees!! Thanks to all of them for letting me be a part of their day!
For photos of this breakfast, please go to the Photo Gallery and select the 'Retirees 2014' call-out.