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Barbara Lombardo of Saratoga Springs, NY, is a journalism adjunct at University at Albany and retired executive editor of The Saratogian, The Record and the Community News. Follow her on Twitter @Barb_Lombardo.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Good cheer at the post office

Last night as I wrapped a gift to mail to my younger son for his 20th birthday, I was dreading the long line that would face me Monday morning at the post office on Broadway. Needless worry, it turned out.
Sure, there were a handful of people in front of me. But I was accompanied by Joe Rocha, the editor of Ballston Spa Life, one of the two weekly newspapers that we introduced earlier this year, and the walk up the hill gave us a chance to catch up on some story ideas. Then, in front of me on line was Bob Jackson, and I am always happy to catch up with him and the whereabouts of his children — though it's difficult for me to imagine his "little" Lisa as 38 years old with three kids and living in Egypt.
Chatting passed the time quickly, and the clerk at the one open window couldn't have been friendlier and more helpful. Now I regret not making note of his name, to give him a "shout out" here. Maybe next time — assuming I get the Christmas gifts purchased, wrapped and ready to mail in the next week for my twin niece and nephew out in Marion, N.Y.

1 Comments:

Blogger NOW. HERE. THIS. said...

Many thanks for a Seasonal Shout-out to a Spa City gem! The building is stunning, the WPA murals are The Real Thing, and the incredibly affable staff are ALL part of the "Bedford Falls" charm when this town takes a break from political sniping.

MY BET is you were assisted by Randy, the Big Bear of a guy with glasses and a mustache.

They are ALL great people and we have the right to be proud, KNOWING that we have the BEST...

...and POST about it.

-That's my 44 cents,
Kyle York

December 7, 2009 at 6:01 PM 

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