BY JASMINE WILLIAMS
DRESDEN (February 26) – After 34 years of working at the Dresden Post Office as a familiar face to those in the community, Janice Dickson retired Friday, February 26.
Dickson said about her time working in Dresden, “Thirty-four years ago I began a journey of service to the Dresden community. First, behind the scenes sorting mail, then added to that was delivering mail around the vicinity of the court square and for the past four years, serving our customers full time at the retail counter. This Friday I ended my service and began a new chapter of life called retirement. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the residents of the Dresden community and surrounding area for making this journey possible. I have tried my best to keep in mind that you (the customer) are the only reason I was able to receive a paycheck. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time serving you and hope I have been a good representative of the United States Postal Service. It has been my pleasure over the years to become acquainted with many wonderful people. I will cherish the fond memories. There are so many of them I dare start listing for fear that I would accidently leave someone out. So it is with tearful eyes that I leave you all and wish you all good health and happiness.”
When saying goodbye to her fellow co-workers, Dickson noted a memory from each that she fondly remembered of each person. She also said she wanted to come back to Dresden as often as she could to visit with those she met during her three decades of work at the Post Office.