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Letters and packages handled with care

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 4:09 pm

When Brenda Belfield left the Farnham Post Office Friday afternoon she had finished a 38 year career with the postal service. Thirty-eight years is a long time but when her mother and aunt’s 20-year postal service careers are considered, that’s going on 90 years of women in her family taking care of the mail, mostly in Farnham where Belfield was born and raised.

The house across the road was my grandparents,” she said. “My son lives in the house I was born and raised in.” It’s in Farnham, as well.

Belfield started working with the post office as a substitute mail carrier on a Warsaw route. The regular carrier was her uncle, but, when one came open, she opted for a clerk’s position in the post office because she “didn’t want to drive.” She stayed at the Warsaw Post office until five years ago when the Farnham clerkship became available.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland Echo 12/4/19

Brenda Belfield and her family have worked in the postal service for 90 years in total.