Note: [Trueblood.FTW] I-3029 Notes taken from "The Trueblood Family in America" by Bula Trueblood Watson, copyright 1964. "....When Roy Trueblood began as a Bedford mail carrier in 1904. . .mail men had to wear high collars, tie, vests, and jacket- -and in hot weather as well as cold. The far more informal attire of present-day letter carriers (was) worn by Trueblood on retirement day. He figures he's worn out 200 pairs of shoes walking around Bedford. . . Roy Trueblood, who has walked 210,000 miles around this town, has sat down to take a rest. But, Trueblood, now retired as the dean of Bedford's city mail carriers is now looking forward to a long sightseeing trip next year. . . A collector of stamps and amateur photographer, Trueblood was a mail carrier for 49 years. Born in Salem, Indiana, Trueblood came to Bedford shortly after the turn of the century and enrolled in the old Bedford Business University. His first employment in the stone city was with Coady Drug Store, located on the south side of the public square where Franklin's Drug Store now stands. His principal duty was the delivery of "big City" newspapers to customers around the square. Roy started his postal career Aug. 27, 1904, as a substitute mail carrier at the salary of $600 per year. . .During 49 years, he carried the mail in practically every section of Bedford. . . .He recalls that every person along each route was his personal friend and that he probably knew more children and more dogs by their given name or nicknames than any other person in Bedford. (Special to the Louisville Times, Sept. 16, 1953, sent by Mary T. carroll and others.)" pg 162
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