Retiring postman Lance Andrade says he has delivered more than letters, packages and junk mail to Memphis addresses for 31 years. He has delivered lost dogs, too.
"You've heard of postal workers who run from dogs," Andrade said at his farewell party in Midtown's Hein Park neighborhood. "I collect dogs and return them to their proper addresses," the veteran mailman said.
Dozens of Midtown fans of the affable postman came out to honor his decades of service to the Hein Park and the greater Memphis area on Sunday, April 21.
The pot luck party brought out delicious food, beverages and stories about the man Hein Parkers call the "#1 Postman."
Andrade began service to Hein Park residents 14 years ago and became a fixture a neighborhood gatherings.
"Try to Stump Lance" became a kind of home spun neighborhood trivia quiz contest at Hein Park's regular neighborhood parties. The resourceful mail carrier has a gift for making delicious food and specializes in breakfast.