Come rain, sleet, snow or sun, Bill Weaver plans to be ready in the mornings with his U.S. Postal Service cap and mail bag.
The 79-year-old is the first honorary postal carrier for Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation. He was sworn in by the officials Tuesday at the post office on Main Street. They gave Weaver a cap, mail bag and sticker for the back of his wheelchair.
"I've enjoyed it so far," he said.
Weaver's daughter had asked the nursing home staff if they could find a way for Weaver to help out, and activities' director Julie Maxberry had a plan. She needed help delivering the mail and said Weaver, a retired salesman, was the perfect choice because he is so personable.
The mail call usually takes 20 to 30 minutes because sometimes Maxberry stops to read the residents' letters to them.
As Maxberry and Weaver move along the halls, many of the staff and residents stop to talk. Paula Damkoehler, the social services director, warned Weaver that there would be heavy loads soon - for Valentine's Day.