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The Coffee Shop / Re: Postage Increase
February 18, 2008, 11:18:05 AM
I work for the Independence Post Office and while I am a letter carrier I would like to defend my post office a little.  I was acting supervisor for a little over a year and I'm sorry if the experience you had at the window was unpleasant. They are a really good bunch of women over there!! A lot of people don't know the politics side of the management of the post office, but ours was being managed VERY poorly. We had a postmaster that didn't want to replace people when they would retire or quit, so for the whole year that I was supervisor, every department worked very short staffed! Most of the people working the window for that year came in to work at 2 a.m. then had to take a 2 hour break so they could work the window til noon. Every day. They try to be upbeat and friendly over there, but after a while those 10 hour days would get to anyone. When they left at noon, the clerks from the evening shift would have to come in at 1:00 and work til 11 or midnight, every night.

Being a postal employee is very tiring and stressful and a lot of people just don't realize it....and we don't even get to make jokes about going postal!!! We get in deep trouble for that!!
The Coffee Shop / Re: Janis Sinclair?
February 18, 2008, 11:02:06 AM
I just absolutely loved Janis too. She had the best sense of humor!! Always cracked me up!

As for you, Janet, my husband was reminding me of the first time we met you. Our neighbor, Ruth Royse had been in an accident with the train over here by the grain elevator and he called the SO and you came to work the accident.

The Coffee Shop / Re: ROLL CALL TO ALL MEMBERS !!!!
February 17, 2008, 08:02:00 PM
Quote from: Bonnie M. on February 17, 2008, 07:27:43 PM
"We moved to Longton at the end of 2001"

Welcome, Jennifer....

Since we're formerly from "back there," and we still go back and visit Longton a lot, I'm wondering where you live, in Longton?

My husband, Bob, is also a member of the Elk City Lodge.  Your husband probably knows my cousin, Joe Cox.  Joe works hard for the Lodge events.

Maybe we'll meet, when we're in Longton for Memorial Day, and before and after!  It's nice to have you join this Forum.  You'll meet some very nice people.

Bonnie Mustoe

AWWWWW, Joe Cox!! We both know him well...He's just about the cutest thing there ever was! I just love him!

We live in the old Rankin House on West 4th, a couple of blocks from the bank.

Nice to meet ya'll!!!  Jen  :)
The Coffee Shop / Re: ROLL CALL TO ALL MEMBERS !!!!
February 17, 2008, 02:09:22 PM
Quote from: Wilma on February 17, 2008, 01:57:19 PM
You people are passing up basketball to watch cars going around in circles? ::) ::) ::)

Cars going around in circles at 200 MPH!! That makes for some fine entertainment!!!
The Coffee Shop / Janis Sinclair?
February 17, 2008, 01:02:38 PM
I used to work with Janis Sinclair when I worked at Sedan Times Star....Does she still live in Howard? I haven't heard from her since at least 1996...Just wondering...Was thinking about her the other day when I was in Howard and thought I'd ask....

Politics / Re: URINE TEST
February 17, 2008, 12:20:51 PM
AMEN SISTER!!!!!!  ;)
The Coffee Shop / Re: ROLL CALL TO ALL MEMBERS !!!!
February 17, 2008, 11:55:19 AM
My name is Jennifer Walker. I am a mail carrier in Independence. I am 33 years old. I come from Tyro, originally, grew up there for the first 18 years of my life. My father was Marvin Mattocks who was raised in and around Cedar Vale and attended school there. My mother is Donna (Stephens) Mattocks and she was raised in Sedan and graduated school there. My parents moved to Tyro after they were married and once they got my brother, sister and I raised, moved back to Chautauqua County in the Moore Prairie area. My father passed away in 2004 and my mother still lives on the farm south of Sedan. As I said, I was raised in Tyro and attended school in Caney. I moved to Sedan in 1993 and began work at the Sedan Times Star as Assistant Editor. After working for the health clinic in Sedan and Pleasant Valley Manor, I was finally hired in Independence at the Post Office in January of 2001.

My husband is Robert Walker Jr. and he grew up in Sedan and attended school there. He's 38. He is the oldest child of Robert and Janice (Carra) Walker. His father, Robert was born and raised in Sedan. His mother Janice was born in Wichita and raised in Cedar Vale.  He was lucky enough to meet me in 1993 and we have been together since! He attended Fort Scott Community College. He works for Elk County Road and Bridge. He's a member of Hope Lodge #155 and also on the volunteer fire department here in town.

We are the proud parents of 3 children: Robert III, Kaitlyn Nicole and Cheyenne Brooke. We moved to Longton at the end of 2001 from Sedan and have enjoyed every minute of living up here in this wonderfully peaceful little town!

We call ourselves "kshillbillys" because we feel that we were raised in the wrong part of the 20th century and both wish we had been raised in the early 1900s. We enjoy the simple things. I may sound like a hypocrite since i'm typing this on a computer and can't live without cable tv or a cell phone, but the simpler life would have been wonderful. Robert can do without a telephone but I know he couldn't do without his cable tv! He loves bluegrass music, raising his chickens and goats and tending a garden. He also love antique toys! We both enjoy antique cars and trucks and taking our 1947 Chevy to car shows and parades. We like classic movies (Penny Serenade with Cary Grant, The Quiet Man with John Wayne, Night of the Grizzly with Clint Walker, The African Queen with Katherine Hepburn, Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows) and classic tv shows (I Love Lucy, The Beverly Hillbillbillies, The Andy Griffith Show, Green Acres, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie). We aren't much into sports but you will find us parked on the couch watching Nascar every Sunday during the season.

This is probably more than you wanted to know about us, but now ya'll know more about us than anyone else does! Thanks ya'll for making us feel welcome!  ;D

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