|
Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • Postal employees looking forward to retirement

  • KEYSER - Two very familiar faces to Keyser area postal customers will be noticeably absent after the end of the year, when two of the area's long-time postal carriers hang up their letter bags and retire.
    • email print
  • By Liz Beavers
    lbeavers@newstribune.info
    Tribune Managing Editor
    KEYSER - Two very familiar faces to Keyser area postal customers will be noticeably absent after the end of the year, when two of the area's long-time postal carriers hang up their letter bags and retire.
    Bob Likin and Doug Wade have a combined 78 years of delivering the mail for the U.S. Postal Service.
    Likin, with 38 years, delivers to South Keyser and the area around the Potomac Heights Hi-Rise. He's been with the Postal Service since he was 19 years old.
    Wade, with 40 years of experience (one of which was in Westernport), delivers around the Potomac State College and Potomac Heights areas. He joined the Postal Service "two weeks after I got out of the military."
    The two say they've seen a lot of changes over the years - some good and some bad - but agree the one thing they'll miss the most is their customers.
    "It's been fun dealing with the people," Likin said.
    Wade also notes that "we've worked with good people," and those relationships will be missed, as well.
    Apparently, the feeling is mutual, as postmaster Patty Moreland is quick to praise the two carriers.
    "The Post Office is going to be very different without seeing them every day," she said. "They're very good, seasoned carriers."
    "Bob and Doug will be truly missed around town and here at the Post Office."
    Both men said, however, with changes currently occurring in the Postal Service, the time is right for them to retire.
    And while Likin says he plans to spend his newly-found free time "hunting, fishing and playing golf again," Wade says he plans to "work around the house and enjoy not having to be on a schedule."

      • calendar