Not snow or rain, but retirement
Green Forest native Ronnie Robertson has been delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service in his hometown for 33 years. Today is his last day on the job, as he is taking his long-awaited retirement. Martin Couch / Carroll County News
"Ronnie has faithfully served his customers through snow, ice and triple-digit heat," said Green Forest Postmaster Beverly DeWitt. "He's been a wonderful employee and he will be dearly missed by everyone."
DeWitt described Robertson as one who was "always on the ready."
"He had a spare vehicle ready to go, just in case his broke down so he could make his rounds and get his customers served," she added. "I don't know of any mail carrier who has done that."
After three years of substituting, Robertson became a full-time rural carrier and established himself on his long route through eastern Carroll County.