Mark Stevens has lived that motto for most of his life. He’s battled blizzards, floods, tornadoes and scorching heat, all to do just one thing – deliver the mail.
Stevens was hired on as a carrier with the U.S. Postal Service when he was 20. For more than four decades, he hit the streets every day, walking his routes around the city to deliver mail, letters and packages.
But after all that time, the 64-year-old Kokomo native said it was time to turn in his uniform, hand in his mail satchel and retire after nearly 45 years of service. His last official day was Sept. 29, when he was sent off with a continental breakfast, a gold watch and a clock.
“It was tough,” Stevens said during an interview earlier this week. “You work with these people for so many years, and then you say goodbye. They’re like a family.”