I started my postal career as an RCA. It’s a very physically demanding job and also difficult to find and keep RCAs. Not only are they usually required to provide a vehicle that can be driven from the right hand side (hard to find with all the center consoles) and keep it in working order, it took quite a beating. Much more than the allowance paid for upkeep. The worst part is an RCA has to be available to work 6 days a week if needed but may only be scheduled to work one day out of 14. You can’t support a family on that. So you had to have some other type of job or income that was flexible enough to leave you available if called in. Many RCAs quit in their first week. And you often waited for years for a full time route to open. After all, someone had to retire for you to get a route. It was quite an experience! All these years later I still occasionally dream I’m delivering mail 😂
It's been fun watching this unfold. I believe Dave deserves this for Christmas.
If you go to his photo album and click on the folder labeled Big Bend, scroll through, and see how giving he is, I'm sure you'll agree.
We also had a good friend who was a quad. Didn't get to spend enough time with him.