Grandchildren Shelby Stack,
Bobby & Eunice Reed
With grandsons Bobby Reed
and Shelby Stack (ca1905)
The postmasters of Pawnee Rock
I practically grew up in the Pawnee Rock post office. Mom worked behind the counter, selling stamps and helping postmaster Roger Unruh sort the mail. Before Dad got the permanent job of carrying the rural mail, he was the fill-in guy behind Virgil Smith.
Occasionally -- and this was long before the super-serious-security days in which we live -- Cheryl and I would get to help sort the mail into the mailboxes and the outgoing bags. (If you got the wrong mail in those days, I apologize.)
During a visit to the post office this month, I wondered aloud who all the postmasters had been. And lo, Merita Rice pulled out a framed list.
Here they are. Note that the post office has been open for 134 years and 1 day.
- Annie T. Irvine -- April 24, 1873