When Eleanor Winslow came home from Florida this year she immediately noticed her mailbox was missing.
"It's special too," she said. "There was an angel on top of it."
She stopped into the post office to pick up her mail from Mary Jane Domurat and to also report her sad news.
Domurat, (who has since retired) asked if her mailbox looked anything like one that had been stored in back at the post office. And sure enough, it was Winslow's mailbox safe and sound stowed right there in the village. It turned out that Winslow's postal carrier Jacquie McGuire had taken the precaution to house the mailbox inside when the snow really started to fly.
So a delighted Winslow went home to reinstall her mailbox. While on the job it slipped out of her hands and hit the ground and slid down the bank leading to Nine-Mile Creek. It was quite the reversal of fortune until Tim Ahearn, a town of Marcellus worker, stopped. He said he was off duty, but had been driving by and noticed the mishap. He went down the bank and reinstalled the mail recepticle in a very sturdy manner, Winslow said.
Winslow, who hails from Evans Mills near Fort Drum, has lived in Marcellus for the past 35 years.
"I love Marcellus and the genuine people in it," she said.