END OF AN ERA FOR POSTAL PAIR
AFTER 24 years as post mistress of the Brunswick Post Office, Lynda Jones has called it a day but admits she will miss the daily face-to-face contact with her customers.
On May 1 Mrs Jones and her husband Ron sold the business to Brunswick couple Liz and Francis Burgoyne for Mrs Burgoyne to run.
Mr Jones started as postmaster in 1990 and the couple bought the business on May 1, 1993, after Australia Post was privatised.
The couple worked the business together until 1999 when Mrs Jones took over and her husband pursued another job.
“It was hard work for some years to make the business viable but we have achieved it,” Mrs Jones said.
“I know just about everyone in town and love the people contact.
“During my time I have seen children coming in with their mothers and now they have grown up and bring their own children along.
“We have made life-long friends in town and became involved in the community which led to strong connections to the people in town.”
“I will miss them and I will also miss riding my motorcycle to deliver the mail every day, but I know the business is in good hands.”
Mrs Jones said if the weather was fine, her delivery round could take a few hours because she stopped and had chats along the way.
While Mr Jones is still working for Harvey Water, Mrs Jones will have more time to spend with their two children and six grandchildren in Eaton.
Brunswick post office licensee Lynda Jones and husband Ron will miss the personal interaction with customers.