Mail Carriers Go Extra Mile

Hi Pamela!

I want to give a big round of APPLAUSE to the mail carrier who delivers the mail to Kulana Village in Ewa Beach. A friend on the Mainland sent me a big envelope, but for the address had just put the street number and apartment number. She had forgotten to write the street name! But I got the envelope anyway. Now that’s going above and beyond. Thank you so much!

Barbara Dittrich
Ewa Beach

Dear Barbara,

“Incomplete addressing isn’t one of the barriers listed in the unofficial ‘postman’s motto’ (Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds), but it’s a relatively common challenge that must be overcome by our dedicated mail carriers,” says Duke Gonzales, corporate communications specialist with the U.S. Postal Service. “We’re pleased Ms. Dittrich received her correspondence despite the lack of a complete address and proudly agree with her that her carrier went ‘above and beyond’ to deliver the goods.”

Dear Pam,

I wanted to thank the honest and anonymous person who turned in my son’s billfold with $40 in it at the Iolani Fair. I would also like to thank Carissa Leonida, the fair coordinator, who helped us get my son’s wallet back to him. There are still some very honest people out there!

Debra Schriber
Hawaii Kai

Dear Debra,

“Someone turned it in, and it made its way back here through many hands,” says Bonnie Moniz of the Iolani Fair office. “It was a transparent pouch with the money clearly visible, so whoever found it should get the APPLAUSE. This shows what a great community we live and work in.”

Dear Pamela,

I would like to extend a heartfelt mahalo to Christine Hewitt for going through the trouble of getting my cell phone back to me after the Lady Antebellum concert at the Blaisdell.

It wasn’t until I returned home that I realized it was missing. Within the hour Christine, whose husband is deployed overseas, found it wedged between the seats at the arena, and called “home.” I can’t tell you how relieved I was!

We arranged to meet at Starbucks the next morning and that’s where I met this beautiful lady who had my phone. This is my chance to thank her once again.

Lyla Medeiros

Dear Lyla,

Christine Hewitt knows the importance of communication. “I would be lost without my phone and computer.” she says. “My husband talks to the kids through Skype, and sends photos and video by whatever means is available to him when he is allowed. I knew this phone was important to somebody.”

If you know someone who deserves some Applause, send your letters to Pamela Young, MidWeek Applause, KITV, 801 S. King St., Honolulu, HI, 96813, or email Include your name, phone number and, if possible, the phone number of your “applaudee” so we can contact him or her.