Quote of the Day - Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
It was Christmastime last year, and Mr. Pimental - who had worked in the small, one-room post office in town for eight years - said goodbye to the patrons. He had apparently been passed over for the position of Postmaster. Paul had always been really nice to my Mother, frequently hand-delivering her mail to her before she had time to get to her box.
My Mother, a force in her own right, started a campaign in her small town on Cape Cod to have Mr. Pimental appointed as Postmaster of South Harwich. She took action, as only my Mother can.
Spending a long time on the telephone, she tracked down the person who made the decisions who to appoint as postmaster, Bill Peterson, and bent his ear. She started a write-in campaign and got a petition going. She told me about it, and I wrote a piece on Mr. Pimental on MIPTC. Other bloggers wrote in, too, as apparently many others did as a consequence of that story.
Well, it turns out that Mr. Pimental got his interview with the powers that be in the New England Post Office.
Although it would have been nice to write about at Christmas, it's welcome news nonetheless. Mr. Pimental has been appointed Postmaster. Paul related the good news to my Mother yesterday, and thanked her for her support. During the interview, Mr. Peterson read to Paul every letter that had been sent in, including the story that MIPTC ran. Mr. Peterson said he had never experienced such an outpouring of support.
Congratulations are due all around. Thanks to your support, South Harwich has a much-wanted Postmaster who's proud to do his job, and glad that it's a wonderful life.