To the Editor
This is your old retired mail carrier writing again. I thought I should write to do a correction and a few additions to the article in last week’s Blanco County News, the July 25 edition.
I was one of 81 people that attended the meeting concerning the vast amount of problems Blanco is having with the postmaster. (Not about 50 as was reported.) Nearly every one of those in attendance stood up and related a horror story about what our postmaster did not do for them or did to them. The name of Rude Rudy was used by most of them, relating their stories.
I believe that the little town of Blanco is overcoming the fear of retaliation from Rudy that they have had for many years because they are so fed up with him they have no alternative but to stand up and be heard. From personal experience I know that if something is said to Rudy by his superiors about what he is doing he will act momentarily different but will soon find a way to retaliate against you.
The days following the meeting many people came up to me and said they would have been there if they would have known about it or would not have had previous scheduled engagements. I would like to thank all those who attended and also thank whom ever it was that put the banner over the front door of the Post Office. It is a the sentiment of many of the residents of Blanco.
I am writing this even though after writing my first letter to the editor, my wife and postal clerk, Pattie Homan seems to be having many more problems at work with her boss. But there comes a time when I just have to stand up and say something. This is one of those times. For those of you who have not said anything this is your time too.
Retired, Rural Letter Carrier
United States Postal Service