The Next Generation of Mail Fans

Lillie Pearl

This Valentine’s Day card was sent to friends, family, and classmates of Lillie Pearl Williamson, the young girl posing in front of the Ophir, CO, Post Office with her faithful companion Clarence. Lillie also gave one of the cards to Ophir Postmaster Deana Youngblood-Ireland. On the back of the card, Lillie wrote, “Please Mister Postman, look and see, if there’s a letter in your bag for me.”

The thoughtfulness of this little girl to not only send Valentine greetings to those she cared about through the mail, but also this warm message to her friendly Postmaster, demonstrates that the youngest of generations still embraces the value of mail.

If you were to write back to Lillie with your own postcard, what would it say?



  1. Jonn

     /  April 3, 2013

    Thanks for the wonderful card, Lillie. You’re awesome!

  2. Anonymous

     /  April 3, 2013

    God bless you, Lillie!

  3. Anonymous

     /  April 4, 2013

    glad she is brightening someone’s mailbox instead of filling their inbox

  4. Anonymous

     /  April 5, 2013

    I am so proud of you Lillie! Buddy

  5. Anonymous

     /  April 9, 2013

    Dear Salida, CO,

    Thank you for the plethora of postcards! I’ve been carrying them around “reading” them to Clarence. They brightened up my day!

    Happy Spring!

    Lillie Pearl

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