Hank the Special Mailman


This past week, a very special customer passed away, Hank.

Hank was 95 and was going to be 96 in May. He would come in every Friday night with his family and friends for his standard bowl of Clam Chowder and strawberry ice cream. Sometimes he'd have a chicken fried steak too.

He would always love to joke about double martinis, because he liked to drink them whenever he got together with his friends or family. Whenever he came in to eat, we'd ask what he wanted to drink, he'd say, "double martini." Although, his standard drink here was an ice tea with no lemon. It was always funny, because we knew his martini was his favorite drink.

Before he retired, he worked for the post office as a mailman. I remember a story he once told us about his work. He told us that when he worked for the post office, mail was picked up by train from each town and it was a bag hanging, ready to be picked up by the mail man as the train was passing through each town. The mail man had to pick up the full mail bag and put an empty bag in its place, all while the train was moving.

He was an incredible man, full of laughter, happiness, many jokes, he loved his family and friends dearly and we are all blessed to have known him.

Rest in Peace Hank, may you be happy reunited with your beloved Eloise as you always wanted.

Published Date:  8 February 2013 7:36 am

2 Comments Recieved

Debbie Kehret,  Saturday, 16 February 2013

Uncle Henry

Thank you for the nice comments about my Uncle Henry! He was a very special man, well loved by his family and the many friends he made over the years. He will be greatly missed by all of us! I take comfort and I am at peace knowing that he is once again with his beloved wife, Aunt Eloise, and his much loved brother-in -law, my daddy, Don Kehret.

David George,  Sunday, 24 February 2013

Thoughts about Dad

Thank you, Lilly for the nice thoughts about our dad, Hank (Henry George). He was special to many of our lives and we will all miss him. We will be celebrating his life at the Beaumont Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 9th at 11:00 AM. Please try to join us if you can. On behalf of my family,

- David George, Henry's youngest son.