Saturday, June 30, 2012

I am so old, Ronnie Robertson retires

Not snow or rain, but retirement

Saturday, June 30, 2012
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
GREEN FOREST -- Green Forest native Ronnie Robertson has spent the past 33 years following the well-known Postman's Creed: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom or night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.Robertson started as a substitute rural carrier in 1979 for the Green Forest post office delivering mail on a 110-mile route that sometimes, depending on the weather conditions, could takes as long as 14 hours. Today, Robertson will be delivering his last letter and taking a well-deserved retirement.
"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.

1 comment:

Sister--Three said...

This was my friend Sandy's husband and Daddy's friend's son. Sandy and I were best friends until the 7th grade when the boy bug bite her. I was left behind. That was not my interest. Once after not hardly speaking for a long time...she wanted to spend the night. I was thrilled to have my friend back. Come to find out she wanted to walk down past Dan's and meet T. N. You can figure out who I mean from the initials. She really did not want to be my friend again.

Her mother was really good to me. Even today ...think of Sandy makes me want to cry.