Monday, August 15, 2011
Retired Post Mistress Honoured
Esta Charles, born on March 28, 1921 is ninety years old. She was the first post mistress serving the entire North-East region of the district - Lamaze, Roblot, Debreuil and Rivere Doree as well as Sauzay. She served in that position for thirty-four years.
She recalls when JMD Bousquet, the present District Rep's dad,who was the District Rep at the the time, and seeing the need for such a service, approached her in 1965 and offered her the job. She was asked to use her home as the post office.
Inspite of her frail-like appearance I was impressed by her ability to read a short prepared statement to the gathering.
Thanks to Mr. Rufus Bousquet, who assisted me after the hurricane by repairing my damaged house and for replacing my wet mattress. I am very grateful that I can sleep very comfortably.
I want to say thanks to Pat Mason and Luna who were very instrumental in getting things done.
To all those who helped in whatever way a big thank you from my heart.''
Hts will broadcast part of this ceremony on today's or tomorrow's evening news.
A post on YAC's opening ceremony will be published shortly.