Neighbors in a Winfield subdivision gave their retiring letter carrier Tom Nemec a remarkable gift Monday — the gift of knowing he made a difference and touched more than a few lives.
It wasn’t the bottle of champagne or the handwritten cards left in seemingly every mailbox. It wasn’t even the sculpture of a golden retriever for Nemec, perhaps the only dog whisperer who works for the U.S. Postal Service.
No, the most precious gift Nemec received was the realization that he can end his career of nearly 30 years this week knowing he made a difference and touched more than a few lives.