Sharon Hayden retires from Troy Post Office

first_imgSkip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Published 11:00 pm Thursday, January 31, 2013 “My customers said they will miss me and I will miss them,” she said. “You don’t do something as long as I have and not miss it. But I am looking forward to my retirement and, especially, not having to be at work at five o’clock in the morning.”Hayden, a native of Pensacola, served four years in the Air Force before moving to Troy with her husband and one-year-old son.“We moved around a lot when I was growing up and I attended 26 different elementary schools,” Hayden said. “I didn’t want our sons to grow up like that. So, we stayed here in Troy and we’ve been very happy here. Frank went to Troy and our sons did, too. We love Troy. This is home but I miss my boys and that’s what I’m looking forward to the most, spending time with them.”Hayden is skilled in many different crafts. She even hangs wallpaper and lays tile, so she said there will be plenty to do. And, if she runs out of things to do, she just might pull up a chair and take a few minutes of well-deserved “time out.” Sharon Hayden retires from Troy Post Office You Might Like Troy Police officer fired A Troy Police officer who claims he is the victim of retaliatory action for filing a complaint with the Equal… read more Sharon Hayden said an emotional goodbye to her coworkers at the Troy Post Office Thursday. She plans on keeping herself busy with crafts and projects around the house, and is looking forward to visiting her sons in South Carolina.Sharon Hayden made no bones about it.“I almost lost it,” Hayden said when speaking of saying goodbye to her coworkers at the Troy Post Office Thursday. “It was emotional. It was hard to say goodbye. I almost pulled the paperwork for my retirement on Dec. 2. I didn’t think that I deserved to retire.”After Dec. 3, there was no turning back. For Hayden, the deed was done. Print Article Sponsored Content Thursday was a bittersweet day. She received congratulations, flowers, gifts and best wishes, which she accepted with misty eyes and a lump in the throat.Hayden had thought that retirement would come, but a little farther down the road.“But last year was the worst year of my life,” Hayden said. “It started when the dogs I’d had for so many years died. Then I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I started thinking that we’re not guaranteed tomorrow. I wanted to have time to spend with my family and to do some of the things that I’ve not had time to do. In retirement, if I decide I want to go to Greenville, South Carolina and see my sons, I can just take off.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sharon and Frank Hayden’s sons, Preston and Ryan, work for the Greenville Road Warriors ice hockey team and she has become quite a fan of the sport.Hayden’s years with the Troy Post Office have afforded her the opportunity to interact with the people of Troy on a daily basis.“When you deal with the public, you’ll have bad days,” she said. “But there have not been many of them. What I like so much about Troy, about my job, is that you get to know so many people. I can walk in stores in Troy and people will call me by name and ask how I’m doing and what I’ve been up to. That makes me feel good.”Hayden has been at the Troy Post Office long enough to know many of the customers by name and she always make sure to acknowledge them by name. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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