Robishaw retires from Rockland Post Office
Rockland — After 28 years of serving the community, post office window clerk Gail Robishaw is ready to retire on Jan. 31 and look after her grandchildren, travel, and do anything she wants, she said.
During a Jan. 29 retirement party Robishaw received a certificate commemorating her service, and was lauded as a "quitter" by affectionate colleagues, who joked that she would quickly burn all the blue clothes in her wardrobe.
"It's going to be a loss, it's going to be tough," said Acting Postmaster Chris Choate of Robishaw's retirement.
Robishaw said the retirement party for her father, also a Rockland post office employee, had involved a belly dancer, prompting several of Robishaw's colleagues to request that Choate repeat the performance.
"Not with these hips," Choate quipped.
"That's the thing I'm going to miss is the customers," Robishaw said. "I'm going to miss all the fun we had. We had a lot of laughs."
Community members are encouraged to stop by and wish Robishaw well during her next adventures.
Courier Publications reporter Bane Okholm can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.