There Used to be a Post Office Here
September 21, 2011
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In 1975 I was playing in Tanya Tucker's backup band for the grand opening of the Super Bowl in New Orleans. In 1979 I was mopping the floor while Tanya's song played on the radio at the Glencoe, IL, Post Office where I was a casual. Though I didn't imagine it at the time, I wound up working in two offices for three tours of duty and managed to accumulate twenty-six years as a letter carrier, still playing music every opportunity I could.
In the course of my time at the Wheeling, IL, Post Office I wrote some articles for the union newsletter of Branch 4739, National Association of Letter Carriers, known as The Love Letter. "There Used to be a Post Office Here" was written over ten years ago for The Love Letter, and only slightly updated for "Save the Post Office."
I don't know if my postal managers would share this sentiment, but I'm glad I had a chance to work for the Post Office and with some people for whom I have tremendous respect. I'm also glad that I continue to play music as Kent Rose, The Voice that Remembers. But at the Post Office, I will always be Kent Rosenwald.