If they had asked Mr. Dawson, he probably would have said no.
No cake. No cameras. No pomp and circumstance.
But when someone retires after almost 60 years, he deserves a show of gratitude.
The crew of the United States Postal Service in South Lansing bid farewell Friday morning to mail carrier Richard Dawson in a short ceremony at the Express Court facility off Holmes Road.
Dawson has been delivering Lansing’s mail since before most of his co-workers were even born but has finally decided that 82 is a decent retirement age.