Last day at Pass-a-Grille


The post office in Pass-a-Grille, Florida, in operation for almost 106 years, closed on Friday.  The St. Petersburg Times has a beatiful piece by Leonora LaPeter Anton on the post office’s last day: “Tearful locals bid farewell to tiny, historic Pass-a-Grille post office.”

“It’s sad,” said Marsha Anderson, who has lived here for 35 years. “It’s like a funeral. It’s part of our street. Our downtown is going to change.”

“It made us a small town,” said Amy Loughery, who owns Bamboozle, a clothing store next door to the post office. “It was real.”

Photo credit: Postal clerk Dick Weber pausing before locking the door of the post office for the last time Friday afternoon.