Monday, August 21, 2017

Lake Park SSA Scores 100% Twice


Lake Park Branch Sales and Services Associate Maura Norris (left) is all smiles after receiving recognition for her two perfect Retail Customer Experience (RCE) transactions. Manager, Customer Service Operations Virginia Rhodes (right) thanked Norris for consistently providing excellent service to her customers and encouraged her to keep up the good work. Photo: West Palm Beach Customer Relations Coordinator Curlita Rogers-Saunders

No Finders, Keepers

Stephen Kochersperger, senior research analyst at USPS Headquarters in Washington DC, examines vintage collection boxes. The U.S. Postal Service is reminding employees to check with the USPS historian before selling or discarding historic items.


USPS is reminding employees to not hold onto old postal equipment or other historic objects for themselves.
The reason: These items belong to USPS — and theft of postal property is a federal felony.
Employees might come across such items when cleaning up workspaces, preparing for retirement or moving from a USPS location.

Local postal officials might also think they can dispose of historical items, but whether the disposal is by loan, donation or sale, approval by the USPS historian is required.
Requests for approval must include a photograph and description of the item. The USPS historian can also provide further guidance in disposing of valuable historic records.

For more information, refer to Handbook AS-701, Asset Management, Part 6-4.4, Material Requiring Special Approval. The historian’s email address is phistory@usps.gov.

Artifacts in the USPS collection include uniforms, a leather delivery satchel, employee badges and postmarking and canceling hand stamps.    

Other artifacts in the USPS collection include a letter carrier uniform coat and cap, a city delivery zone guide and a canvas collectors’ satchel.    

The USPS collection also includes locks, scales and more.    

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

#PostalProud

 
 

WPB SSA Scores 100% RCE


Sales and Services Associate Anthony Peguero (second from right) earned a perfect score on a recent Retail Customer Experience (RCE) transaction at the West Palm Beach Main Office Window Unit.
“I am extremely proud of Anthony and the team at the Main Office Window Unit,” said Supervisor, Customer Services Stacey Hill (right). “As a team, we have been working very hard to deliver exceptional service to our customers.”

Manager, Customer Service Lesly Jerome (left) and Manager, Customer Service Operations Gilberto Vega (second left) joined Hill in thanking Anthony for delivering the brand.

Photo: West Palm Beach Customer Relations Coordinator Curlita Rogers-Saunders

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Remembering Hurricane Andrew

 
Hurricane Andrew was not the deadliest tropical cyclone to strike the U.S. mainland, but the compact, fast-moving storm remains one of the strongest and costliest on record. This Category 5 storm slammed into South Florida --- with a direct hit on Homestead --- on August 24, 1992.

Hurricane Andrew’s legacy remains as the 25th anniversary approaches later this month. If you experienced Hurricane Andrew and want to share your story with the South Florida Postal Family, please contact Strategic Communications Specialist Debbie Fetterly at debbie.j.fetterly@usps.gov  or 954-527-2941. Your story (and photos) will be featured in the South Florida Postal Blog at http://southfloridapostalblog.blogspot.com.

History has taught us that lack of awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. While we cannot control Mother Nature, we can control how well we’re prepared to weather a hurricane or a tropical storm. Knowing our vulnerability and the actions to take can reduce the effects of a weather disaster. Our family’s safety and security depend on it.  Our customers also depend on us to restore service as quickly and as safely as possible. Sharing your Hurricane Andrew experience and lessons learned can help all of us better prepare for the wrath of Mother Nature.  

Post Offices Prepare for Eclipse


Post Offices in the path of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse are gearing up for the historic event.

The eclipse will produce a 70-mile wide “path of totality” through 14 states. The path is expected to begin in Oregon shortly after 10 a.m. PDT and depart South Carolina around 2:47 p.m. EDT.

Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to flock to the path of the eclipse, which will be the first total solar eclipse to cross U.S. mainland from coast to coast since 1918.

“We’re a small community, so we’re not sure how this may affect mail delivery.

We’re stocking up on extra fuel and taking precautions,” said Ilah Bennett, Postmaster in Dayville, OR, one of the towns in the eclipse’s path.

Other postal preparations include advising employees to wear proper eye protection and gearing up for a deluge of customers seeking the new Total Eclipse of the Sun stamps, a first-of-its-kind offering that transforms into an image of the moon when you touch it.

Additionally, Post Offices in Oregon and southern Washington are offering special postmarks.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Kendall SSA Shows Appreciation


Miami Postmaster Enrique (Rick) Suarez recognizes Sales and Services Associates with the Gold Star Award and a gift certificate to thank them for a perfect Retail Customer Experience (RCE) transaction.
Kendall Finance Unit Sales and Services Associate Karen Schultz (above) was recognized for her perfect RCE and was grateful of Suarez’ actions.

“I was just doing what I love to do which is taking care of our customers,” said Schultz. “I don’t feel we should be recognized for doing our job.”
Suarez understands it is part of their responsibilities, but also realizes not everyone has the great demeanor Schultz has with her customers.

Schultz appreciated the Postmaster’s gesture and later wrote an email to Miami Customer Relations Coordinator, Mirtha Uriarte:

“I really appreciated the gift card from the Postmaster, it gave me a great idea I wanted to share with you.  I went to Publix and spent the gift card, adding a little extra money, to buy several items, especially buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deals to donate to the food pantry at my church. They offer the food first to members (we have a lot of single moms with unresponsive dads) and then to anyone else in community who needs the help. So, thanks to the Postmaster, I was able to help some people in need.  That, to me, is a great reward for just doing my job!”

Photo: Miami Customer Relations Coordinator Mirtha Uriarte

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Total Eclipse of the Sun

Photos: Ft Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman
 
The Total Eclipse of the Sun stamp dedication drew a standing-room-only crowd at the Broward County Main Library on August 12.
 
Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney (left) asked Broward County Main Library Program Manager Barbara Miller (right) to assist with the Total Eclipse of the Sun stamp dedication. 
 
Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney (left) shared the stage with Monroe Pattillo (right) who is the Director of the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association Observatory.
Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney (left) welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Barry Stein (right) to the Total Eclipse of the Sun stamp event. Barry is a Field Financial Specialist domiciled in the South Florida District.
 
 
Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney (left) posed with Mr. and Mrs.
Parker Bailey (right). Mr. Bailey is the President of the Hollywood Stamp Club.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Floral Bouquets Bloom on Stamps


Today the U.S. Postal Service issues the Flowers from the Garden Forever stamps that feature bountiful floral bouquet still lifes by Elizabeth Brandon of Franklin, TN. 

At 4 p.m. CDT, the stamps will be dedicated at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site in Sioux Falls, SD. Followers of the U.S. Postal Service’s Facebook page can view the First-Day-Of-Issue ceremony live at facebook.com/USPS.
“What an honor and privilege it is for me to have my artwork of florals selected for a grouping of United States Forever Stamps,” said Brandon. “I feel a real pride in the fact that so many people can enjoy the traditional and colorful flowers adorning their mail. Art is for everyone, and we all need beauty wherever that may appear. Placing a small stamp of art on our envelopes is one of the small joys of life.”

Brandon’s paintings were inspired by floral still lifes created by Dutch and Flemish artists of the 17th and 18th centuries. Each stamp features one of four of Brandon’s paintings of flowers from the garden artfully arranged in a container.

The floral paintings of Dutch and Flemish artists feature exuberant, massed floral arrangements, which give the impression of wild abandon and impromptu creativity. However, the arrangements were in reality carefully thought out and many times purely imaginary — and frequently botanically impossible. Though the flowers looked as if they had just been plucked from the garden, the bouquets might include flowers that did not bloom during the same season or even grow in the same country. 

One stamp features red camellias and yellow forsythia in a yellow pitcher; another stamp features white peonies and pink tree peonies in a clear vase. An arrangement of white hydrangeas, white and pink roses, green hypericum berries and purple lisianthus in a white vase graces a third stamp; and a fourth stamp shows blue hydrangeas in a blue pot.

PCC Offers WPB Plant Tour Aug. 17

Are you curious how your mail gets from Point A to Point B? The Postal Customer Council of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast invite you to tour the West Palm Beach Processing and Distribution Center at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, to see firsthand how your mail is processed. A visit to the Business Mail Entry Unit will be included.

For reservations, contact West Palm Beach Customer Relations Coordinator Curlita Rogers-Saunders at 561-697-2145 or at curlita.a.rogers-saunders@usps.gov. Employee participation will be an off-the-clock activity. 

Elvis Lives through Postage Stamps

Elvis Presley left this world 40 years ago today.

The U.S. Postal Service continues to honor the singer, guitarist, musician, and actor who became one of the first true stars of rock-and-roll. The sheet of 16 stamps (pictured right) may be purchased at the Postal Store. For more information about the Elvis Presley commemorative series, please visit usps.com.

This stamp features a 1955 black-and-white photograph of Presley taken by William Speer. In the bottom left corner, between the words “Forever” and “USA”, is a small gold crown, a nod to Presley’s nickname, The King of Rock and Roll. Presley’s signature, in gold ink, is also featured along the right side.


Elvis lives!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

USPS is Hiring Retirees for Holidays

Do you know a retired craft employee who may like to make some extra money for the holidays?  If so, help spread the word about this special opportunity for annuitants! 

The South Florida District will be staffing postal facilities with temporary employees in various holiday term positions. They will be expected to work for approximately two months, beginning November 25, 2017.

Retired postal employees have the knowledge, community connection, and ability to provide great service, which makes them excellent candidates for reemployment in holiday term positions. At this time, the following positions are open through August 25, 2017:

ü Annuitant Holiday Transportation Assistant Tractor Trailer Operator at $18.41 per hour
ü Annuitant Holiday Transportation Assistant Motor Vehicle Operator at $18.03 per hour
ü Annuitant Holiday Clerk Assistant at $16.98 per hour 

Retired postal employees who are eligible for reemployment should have already received a letter from the Postal Service with details on how to apply. If you know someone who did not receive a letter and is interested, they can apply and HRSSC (Shared Services) will determine their eligibility. 

Posting dates and special conditions apply to each temporary position being offered so  interested annuitants should be sure to check their letter, or simply follow these instructions:

ü Open a web browser and type www.usps.com/careers
ü Under USPS Account, click “Search Now”
ü In the keywords field type *Annuitant* exactly as shown
ü Select the “State” to narrow your search results
ü Click “Start” to display job opportunities

The U.S. Postal Service does not plan to hire annuitants to supplement the EAS workforce for the holiday season. 

Partnering Against Crime in Margate

Margate National Night Out Against Crime participants included, from left, Postal Inspectors John Walenda and Ivan Ramirez, Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman, Postal Police Officer Billy Choi, Postal Police Sergeant Nancy Petrofsky and Postal Police Captain Don Martin participated in this event. Photo: Postal Inspector Anthony Arena

On August 1, the Margate Police Department hosted its 17th Annual National Night Out Against Crime at the Margate Sports Complex.  This award-winning event draws thousands of people who come out to learn more about the various services provided by the Margate Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

National Night Out Against Crime is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and to send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

Monday, August 14, 2017

True Blood: He Donates from Heart

     San Antonio Letter Carrier Marcos Perez III delivers more than mail. He also delivers the gift of life.
     Every two weeks for the past 34 years, Perez has set aside two hours of his own time to donate blood. His total donations recently reached 100 gallons — a rare achievement in his community.
     As far as Perez is concerned, he’s just getting started.
     “I will keep donating until they tell me I can no longer donate,” he said.
     Blood donation is a personal cause for Perez, 57, who was born prematurely and needed a transfusion to survive.
     After he learned a friend of his father’s donated the blood he received, Perez tracked down the man to thank him. Since his father’s death a year ago, Perez has become close to the man, who he calls his “lifesaver.”
     Perez’s donations have likely helped cancer patients, accident victims and many others, according to the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, where he makes his donations.
     “Mr. Perez is what you’d consider an all-star for the blood community,” said Roger Ruiz, a center spokesman.
     What advice does Perez offer others interested in donating blood?
     “Give from the heart because you come out feeling great knowing that you are helping someone in need,” he said.


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WPB SSA Earns Perfect RCE Score


West Palm Beach Main Office Lead Retail Associate Kenneth Perry (second from left) earned a perfect score on his recent Retail Customer Experience (RCE) transaction. Pictured from left, Supervisor, Customer Services Stacey Hill; Perry; West Palm Beach Manager, Customer Service Operations Gilberto Vega; and Manager, Customer Services Lesly Jerome. This management trio praised Perry for providing outstanding service to his customers. Photo: West Palm Beach Customer Relations Coordinator Curlita Rogers-Saunders

Sunday, August 13, 2017

New Stamp to Honor Father Hesburgh


On September 1, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp to honor Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, (1917–2015), longtime president of the University of Notre Dame, is considered one of the most important academic, religious and civic leaders of the 20th century.


Appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 1957, Hesburgh helped to compile reports on racial discrimination and the denial of voting rights that resulted in the Omnibus Civil Rights Act of 1964. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom the same year, and later founded the Center for Civil
and Human Rights at Notre Dame.


A champion of causes ranging from education to immigration reform to the plight of underdeveloped nations, Hesburgh worked with many organizations that reflected his beliefs, including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the National Science Board, the Overseas Development Council, and the Select Committee on Immigration and Refugee Policy. An advocate for limiting nuclear arms, he was the Vatican’s representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency from 1956-1970.


Ordained into the priesthood of the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1943, Hesburgh was appointed to the faculty at Notre Dame in 1945. He became Notre Dame’s 15th president in 1952, a position he held for 35 years, the longest presidential term in the university’s history. Hesburgh spearheaded successful efforts to strengthen the faculty and administration, improve academic standards and increase the university’s endowment.


In 1987, Hesburgh stepped down as Notre Dame’s president, devoting his time in retirement to supporting university initiatives, in particular the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and serving on various boards and presidential commissions.


Hesburgh was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2000, one of many awards and honors received during his lifetime.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Broward, Miami-Dade PCCs Medal


The Broward County Postal Customer Council (PCC) captured the Gold Award in the Membership Excellence category. First Row, from left, Postmaster General/Chief Executive Officer Megan J. Brennan, Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman, and Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney. Second Row, from left, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President James Cochrane and Deputy Postmaster General/Chief Government Relations Officer Ronald A. Stroman. Photo: Miami Customer Relations Coordinator Mirtha Uriarte
 
As one of the foremost customer communication channels of the Postal Service, Postal Customer Councils (PCCs) represent a way to network, collaborate and build mail knowledge and growth. 

At a recent Postal Service Headquarters ceremony, top performing PCC leaders and groups, including the Broward County PCC and the Miami-Dade County PCC, were honored for their innovation, communication, and dedication to growing the PCC network. 

Postmaster General/Chief Executive Officer Megan J. Brennan and her senior Executive Leadership Team recognized 27 Leadership Award winners for their outstanding work in the mailing and shipping industry.

The Broward County PCC captured the Gold Award in the Membership Excellence category. The Broward County PCC engaged its membership with an invitation for speakers to talk about their businesses and to help with the design of the PCC mailpieces. The PCC also focused on retention, by following up with new members and guests after meetings.

The Miami-Dade County PCC captured the Bronze Award in the Education Excellence category. During Political mail Season, the PCC created a series of political mailing seminars for candidates and campaign managers. The PCC brought in experts from the Marketing Department, including Business Service Network Representatives, and the Sales Department to ensure customers walked away with the information needed to have a successful campaign mailing.
 
 
The Miami-Dade County Postal Customer Council (PCC) captured the Bronze Award in the Education Excellence category. From left, Marketing Manager Juan Nadal, Miami Customer Relations Coordinator Mirtha Uriarte and PCC Treasurer/Southeastern Domain Expert in Mailing and Fulfillment Cathy Brewer. Photo: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman

Friday, August 11, 2017

A Total Eclipse of the Sun

Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney (pictured right) will dedicate an enlargement of the Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamps to Broward County Main Library officials and the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association Saturday, August 12. Employees are invited to the 1 p.m. dedication at the Broward County Main Library at 100 S. Andrews Ave in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Employee participation will be an off-the-clock activity.

This first-of-its-kind Forever stamp transforms the solar eclipse image into the moon from the heat of your finger. Forever stamps commemorate the upcoming August 21 eclipse. 
 
 
Tens of millions of people in the United States hope to view the solar eclipse, a rare event which has not been seen on the U.S. mainland since 1979. The eclipse will travel a narrow path across the entire country for the first time since 1918.
 
A total eclipse of the Sun occurs when the Moon completely blocks the visible solar disk from view, casting a shadow on Earth. The 70-mile-wide shadow path of the eclipse, known as the “path of totality,” will traverse the country diagonally, appearing first in Oregon (mid-morning local time) and exiting some 2,500 miles east and 90 minutes later off the coast of South Carolina (mid-afternoon local time) passing through portions of 14 states --- but not Florida. 

North Palm Beach SSA Earns Praise


North Palm Beach Station Sales and Services Associate Catherine Mitchell (center) was recognized for her perfect score on a recent Retail Customer Experience (RCE) transaction. Manager, Customer Services Robert Harris III (left) and West Palm Beach, FL, Manager, Customer Service Operations Gilberto Vega (right) thanked Mitchell for doing an outstanding job and encouraged her to keep up the good work. Photo: West Palm Beach Customer Relations Coordinator Curlita Rogers-Saunders

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

District Seeks Annuitants for Holidays

Do you know a retired craft employee who may like to make some extra money for the holidays?  If so, help spread the word about this special opportunity!

The South Florida District will be staffing postal facilities with temporary employees in various holiday term positions. They will be expected to work for approximately two months, beginning November 25, 2017. 

Retired postal employees have the knowledge, community connection, and ability to provide great service, which makes them excellent candidates for reemployment in holiday term positions. At this time, the following positions are open through August 25, 2017:

ü  Annuitant Holiday Transportation Assistant Tractor Trailer Operator at $18.41 per hour

ü  Annuitant Holiday Transportation Assistant Motor Vehicle Operator at $18.03 per hour

ü  Annuitant Holiday Clerk Assistant at $16.98 per hour 

Retired postal employees who are eligible for reemployment should have already received a letter from the Postal Service with details on how to apply. If you know someone who did not receive a letter and is interested, they can apply and HRSSC (Shared Services) will determine their eligibility. 

Posting dates and special conditions apply to each temporary position being offered so  interested annuitants should be sure to check their letter, or simply follow these instructions:

ü  Open a web browser and type www.usps.com/careers

ü  Under USPS Account, click “Search Now”

ü  In the keywords field type *Annuitant* exactly as shown

ü  Select the “State” to narrow your search results

ü  Click “Start” to display job opportunities

The U.S. Postal Service does not plan to hire annuitants to supplement the EAS workforce for the holiday season. 
 

What Happens in Vegas ...

From left, Sales Team members Shannon Sinclear, Edwin Vivas, Vivian Ramsey, Paul DelSignore, Shelia McCormick, Cheryl Faison, Charles Selmon and Tan Wilson. 

The CosmoProf Cosmetics Tradeshow staff in Las Vegas, NV, brought in 193 leads valued at over $25 million. South Florida Field Sales Representative Edwin Vivas was one of several team members who spoke with national and international manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.   

CosmoProf attracted over 30,000 attendees who discovered unique brand launches, product innovations, new distribution channels, and packaging and manufacturing options from exhibitors who represented 38 countries. The tradeshow also provided an opportunity to form key relationships with top industry professionals and retailers.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Senior Plant Manager Returns Home

Henry Dominguez has been named Senior Plant Manager for the South Florida District. 

In this position, Dominguez is responsible for overseeing mail processing operations at four facilities, including the Miami International Service Center (ISC); Miami Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC); Royal Palm P&DC; and West Palm Beach P&DC.
 
Approximately 2,702 employees work at these facilities, handling more than nine billion pieces of mail annually with an operating budget of just over $281 million. 

"It's great to be back home to lead a group of great employees," said Dominguez. "I am truly blessed for this opportunity to return home after so many years away."

His career began at the South Florida P&DC in 1991, where he worked as a Distribution Clerk, a Multi-Position Letter Sorting Machine (MPLSM) Trainee, and later as a Flat Sorter Machine (FSM) Operator. In 1996, he became an Associate Supervisor at the South Florida P&DC. He gradually took on more responsibility, serving as Supervisor, Distribution Operations at the South Florida P&DC and the Miami Airport Mail Center (AMC). He continued building experience in mail processing, becoming a Manager, Distribution Operations at the South Florida P&DC in 2000.

In 2005, Dominguez was named Plant Manager, Fayetteville, North Carolina, P&DC and later was selected for the same position at the South Florida P&DC.  In 2008, he became Manager, Bulk Mail Center in Hazelwood, MO. In 2012, he was named Senior Plant Manager of the St. Louis P&DC and later served as Plant Manager, also at the St. Louis P&DC.  He also served as Manager, Processing Center Operations at Postal Headquarters in Washington DC.  Just prior to arriving in South Florida on a detail earlier this year, he held the position of Senior Plant Manager, Gulf Atlantic District.
 
Dominguez is a graduate of the Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) and the Processing Distribution Management  Program (PDMP). He is a certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and earned an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Miami-Dade Community College.

Monday, August 7, 2017

New Singer Island PO Opens Today


The Singer Island Post Office will open on Monday, August 7. Photo: Jose Puig

The U.S. Postal Service announces the opening of a new Singer Island Post Office at 2505 Ocean AVE, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.

On Monday, August 7, at 9 a.m., the Singer Island Post Office will open to serve customers at the  new location. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Singer Island Post Office will be closed Saturday and Sunday, but customers are reminded that usps.com is the Post Office that’s always open to meet their mailing and shipping needs.

“Our employees take great pride in providing our customers with outstanding service,” said West Palm Beach, FL, Postmaster Robert Weiser. “We look forward to serving our customers at our new location.”

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Old Letters Recall Postwar Romance


The recent discovery of several 1940s love letters stashed inside a wooden box has shed new light on one family’s role in American history.

The letters were written by sweethearts Martha Kekauililani Matsuda and Richard Goo in 1947, when Matsuda lived in Honolulu and Goo was a soldier stationed in U.S.-occupied Japan.

The notes — including envelopes bearing 5-cent airmail stamps — were recently found in the California home shared by the couple, who married in 1949 and raised eight children.

Most of the letters were written by Matsuda and describe her life in post-World War II Honolulu, including bowling and “jitterbugging” with her friends. She also expresses her insecurities as a woman of Japanese descent in the era of internment camps.

Sara Kehaulani Goo, a granddaughter of the couple and an NPR editor in Washington, DC, describes the discovery of the letters in a lovingly crafted story posted last week.

“Grandma’s letters … provided glimpses of U.S. history beyond what I had learned in textbooks,” Goo writes.

She hopes other families can have similar experiences.

“Family time capsules like these exist across America, some still waiting to be found in attics, closets, old trunks and basements.”

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