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Thursday, November 20, 1969

Captain Marie Brown visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Goodwyn, and sister, Joanne Goodwyn, recently. Her father flew to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to accompany her home. Captain Brown had been stationed in Korea before coming to Fort Wood. She joined the Army Nurses Corps in 1963, after receiving her degree in Nursing from Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia. She also visited her aunt in Charleston and friends in Philadelphia and Chicago, before going on to San Francisco to visit friends before leaving for Vietnam.


“Don’t take a chance on disappointing someone you love; send your gift parcels and cards early enough to insure their delivery before Christmas, not after,” Postmaster Edward Wagner advised today.

“On the day after Christmas, a post office building can be the most depressing place in the world,” Mr. Wagner added, “if it still contains a mountain of messages of love and cheer that didn’t make it because they were mailed too late.”

Such disappointments can be avoided if Christmas mailers will observe the following mailing schedule.

Mail early in the day.

Gift parcels going to distant states should be mailed by December 1. Parcels going to local and nearby areas should be mailed no later than December 13.

The name and address of both the sender and addressee should be enclosed in each gift parcel to permit identity in case of damage or loss of the outside label. The outside label should be placed on only one side of each parcel…

Postmaster Wagner also emphasized the importance of using Zip Codes and adding a return address to all Christmas mail. It only takes a couple extra seconds, but pays big dividends… A return address insures that mail that can’t be delivered because of an illegible or incomplete mailing address will be returned to the sender.

“A return address might not seem very important,” Mr. Wagner noted, “but last year over 32 billion pieces of mail went to dead letter branches because the mailing address couldn’t be read, and there was no return address on the envelope. If you estimate the worth of each of these pieces at twenty-five cents, including postage, postal customers lost over $7.5 million last year to dead letter offices. And none of this would have happened if the envelopes had contained return addresses.


Mr. and Ms. Eugene R. Dunbrack, of Marlinton, are announcing the approaching marriage of their daughter, Yvonna Jean, to Robert Clay Triplett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Triplett, of Campbelltown. The Open Church Wedding will be held Friday afternoon, November 28, at 2 o’clock in the Marlinton Presbyterian Church.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Wayne Madison, of Hillsboro, a daughter, named Wanessa Lynn.


Eley McMillion, 76, of Renick, born at Brushy Flat, a retired farmer, and woodsman and a World War I veteran. Burial in the Ellis Chapel Cemetery.

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