Beloved postal worker retiring after 30 years gets neighborhood sendoff

"They're like family to me," Karen George says of the people on her route.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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Karen George says she has been able to see the kids grow up in the Wilmington neighborhood she has delivered mail to for the past 30 years.

WILMINGTON, Delaware (WPVI) -- A Wilmington, Delaware neighborhood bid farewell to a beloved U.S. postal worker on Monday.

Karen George is retiring after 34 years of service.

For 30 of those years, she delivered mail in the Triangle neighborhood.

"I have very good people on my route. It's been awesome. They're like family to me. I've been able to see the kids grow up," George said.

Residents threw a party to celebrate George and wish her well on her retirement. Neighbors posed for photos, a young girl handed George a gift and a young boy brought her some flowers.

In retirement, George plans to work on her house and help take care of family members.

She also says she will keep in touch with the folks on her route.

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