T H E P O S T M A N
I’m the proud great granddaughter of “Dougie the Postman.”
My Papa Baker, (The face behind the camera of all of our beloved old cottage photographs) was also the jolly post man who delivered mail by foot pre and post WWII.
His route was in High Park @torontolife @cityofto and back then, mail was delivered twice a day.
My Nana (his daughter) remembers that his busiest days were spent delivering on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. She remembers him arriving home after his holiday shifts with all sorts of gifts from his “regulars,” even bringing home a huge bag of flour one year. On Christmas Day, he was usually invited into the homes of those on his route to sit, chat, & enjoy a beverage ()… often arrived home feeing extra festive.
His claim to fame was being showcased as on the Uncle Bobby Show (on channel 9) as “Dougie the Postman.”
Although times have changed, we love our local @canadapostagram people. Especially our golden retriever who has her particular favourites (the ones who leave the bones ).
With the busiest season ahead of us for all of those working in shipping & delivery, remember that your postal workers are doing their best to make it through the day to bring home their bag of flour to their family for the holidays.