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Letter: A pleasant encounter

Letter: A pleasant encounter

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East Moline post office rocks! Thank you to the young man at the counter for his fabulous upbeat attitude on Dec. 9. Taking my packages, he said I had too many. Who was I, Mrs. Claus? Such a pleasant encounter left me smiling for the rest of the day. Thank you.

Connie Peed

East Moline


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