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Letter: An Aspen original

Terry Trish is hanging up his mailbags (“Mailman Terry Trish steps down after 38 years on the Aspen beat,” The Aspen Times, Aug. 30)? Say it ain’t so. The downtown core will never be the same. A true character, a total keeper, an Aspen ambassador like no other.

I played softball back in the day against Terry — way back in the day, say 1980. Terry was on a team that had its fair share of mail carriers and the like. Their team was called 15 Cents a Lick. How creative is that? It would now be 49 Cents a Lick! Ah, the good old days.

Neither snow nor heat nor gloom of night kept Terry from his appointed rounds, always with a big smile and a story to share. I’m feeling old all of a sudden.



R. J. Gallagher Jr.

Basalt


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