Postal Clerk Pays Extra Postage To Send Wedding Invitations | Alaska News
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) – A bride-to-be from Alaska sent out her wedding invitations last month and was eagerly waiting for her friends and family to respond. And continued to wait.
“We were kind of wondering why we weren’t getting any RSVPs, but we really didn’t think about it,” Wasilla’s Crystle Lewis told KTUU-TV news channel.
It turns out they had incorrect postage on their invitations. Their invitation style, with a wax seal on the back of the envelope, required additional postage.
A notice had been sent to the post office box associated with the invitations, advising them of the postage due.
Wasilla post office teller Edward “Lee” Mayton noticed the letters and saw that the owner had not checked the post office box.
“I saw the notice which was almost two weeks old, so I thought, ‘These have to come out,’ because they looked like wedding invitations,” Lee said.
He did not know the date of the wedding. As it could be soon, he decided he needed to get the invitations out.
Mayton purchased the additional postage needed to mail the 50 or so invitations and, with the help of his colleagues, stamped and mailed them that evening.
“This is exactly what we do, not just because we are supposed to do it,” he said. “It’s Wasilla. We take care of each other here.”
Lewis became emotional when she heard about what Mayton did.
“I couldn’t help but choke on myself. It was so unexpected. I wasn’t expecting that at all, it was really cool, ”she said.
Mayton has worked at the Wasilla Post Office, about 40 miles north of Anchorage, for about three years. Mayton said not only was he happy to do it, but that he would do it again.
Lewis and her fiance tried to reimburse Lee, but he did not accept their money. And the invitations were mailed well in advance of the September wedding.
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