‘All good things have to end’: Postmaster retires after 60 years

When Myrtle Flett started working as a postmaster, Louis St. Laurent was prime minister, Elvis Presley was topping the music charts and it cost 2 cents to mail a Christmas card.

Flett was 18 years old when she was hired in 1956 at Royal Mail Canada, which would later become Canada Post.

myrtle-flettOver her more than 60 years working at the Winnipegosis, Man., post office, she’s watched an industry change dramatically  — from the 1950s when letters, parcels and postcards were sorted by hand to the introduction of postal codes, to now, when letters can be sent with the click of a button.

“It’s hard to believe that it’s come to an end,” said Flett, 78, on Tuesday, her last day of work.”It’s the end of an era …I know all good things have to end.”

Source: ‘All good things have to end’: Postmaster retires after 60 years – Manitoba – CBC News