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By Mark Foss
PCN Staff 

Cummings Retires From USPS after 42 Years of Service


April 21, 2021

Gail Cummings was awarded the Eagle Spirit Award in 2017 in recognition of her exemplary service. Photo submitted by Malta Post Office.

On March 31, 2021, Gail Cummings retired from the United States Postal service where she had been a mail carrier for 42 years. She had been through five different Post Masters, a lot of vehicles, and a lot of miles. She has a couple of million mile plaques to prove that.

She started carrying the mail in 1979. She didn't have a contract at that time, but things were a little different back then. She got into the mail carrying business after her father-in-law had been carrying it since 1954. She said he had a shorter route but had been doing it a long time.

When asked if she had seen much cha...

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