Thank you, Kenwood Post Office
By Bridget Paul
It’s time for another “Who are the people in your neighborhood?” Village Chat says it’s the perfect time to recognize some of the essential workers who are laboring through their second pandemic Christmas season in a row — our postal people! Many Kenwoodians appreciate Yuliet Jimenez and Lukas Osburn in our ’Wood for their help in sending and receiving mail and all the extras they do to make our small community feel that personal touch.
Yuliet got into the business with a friend, and although she didn’t end up enveloped in the same office, she enjoys the new relationships she has made with colleagues and customers in Kenwood. She has worked in a couple of offices in Sonoma County, including Glen Ellen and Kenwood.
The hardest times for her were in the evacuation season(s), especially during the pandemic, and coming back to work being behind or finding packages missing. She cares so much about getting our items to us, and she appreciates our honesty, kindness, and patience, especially after an evacuation! She feels the pandemic rush is maintainable and even appreciates feeling like a “local” now!
Lukas has worked in many post offices in Sonoma County. He finds that meeting new people is the best part of his job and says most Kenwoodians are “thoughtful, kind, and patient,” which was, and still is, needed with the send-andreceive season.
The pandemic created many more daily parcels for patrons. Lukas says he never thought he would be delivering so much toilet paper but now has adjusted to the volume … almost. One customer claims Lukas saw her on a Saturday, knew her name, and knew how many packages were there for her before she opened her box to the notices and keys! He was “on it, like a good friend!” Outside work, Lukas likes to spend time with his partner and basset hound and participating in outdoor sports and activities.
We all like the extra touch that makes us feel like we’re home. Thanks to all of our postal people, especially when sending and receiving this holiday season. Thank a postal person in your neighborhood!