|Former City Carrier Walter Mitchell and his boss |
former Postmaster Thomas Costin. Courtesy itemlive.
Walter, who will turn 105 on December 22, was hired by the Postal Service in 1934 when he was just out of the Navy.
The story generated some interesting comments from readers.
"I remember 'Whistling Walter.'"
"I have fond memories, he was a happy guy."
"God Bless you Walter."
"I was young and lived on Bedford Street. All the kids loved him."
"Thank you Walter for taking the time to stop and talk."
"We would all follow him around his route."
Walter's own mailman now, Paul Kotkowski, remembers when Walter was his mailman back in the 50s and 60s. "To this day I remember him stopping to play football with us and we'd push his cart around." Katowski also said that when he goes to see his mother now in his postal uniform, she will still ask "How's Walter?"
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