She kept dog treats and a full candy jar on the counter for four-legged and young visitors; she knew our names, where our extended families lived and all kinds of quirky information one would gather after working in the same post office for 30 years. Annette Edeburn, the Como Station postmaster for three decades and a friend to many who bought stamps, mailed packages or picked up mail on Como Avenue, retired July 27.
Neighbors came to the post office that day to celebrate her with cake, hugs and tears, and a proclamation from St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, that named July 27, 2018, Annette Edeburn Day.
Edeburn says she’s going to miss the people she’s gotten to know in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood. “I’m going to miss helping people,” she said. “I’m going to miss just being here.”
Here’s the text from the mayor’s proclamation:
WHEREAS, Annette Edeburn has worked for the St. Paul Post Office for 40 years with 30 years at the St. Anthony Park Como Station;
WHEREAS, Annette has provided effective, efficient, and high quality postal service throughout her career;
WHEREAS, Annette has gone above and beyond to make customers (and their pets) feel welcome with personalized service, warmth and conversation;
WHEREAS, Annette has beautified the post office and Como business district by planting and faithfully maintaining flower gardens and pots over the years;
WHEREAS, through all of these efforts, Annette has won a special place in the hearts of her customers as a valued member of the St. Anthony Park Community;
WHEREAS, it is with great joy that we celebrate Annette as a public servant who is a model for building an inclusive and kinder Saint Paul that works for all of us.