CHEWSVILLE - Peering through the windows of the Chewsville Post Office this December is like stepping back in time.
From the two mannequins in their holiday finery to the lighted Christmas tree and wreath, a stop at the post office seems a bit like visiting a department store in days past.
The friendly service, occasional holiday treat and stamps prewrapped for gift-giving match the feel of an old-time store, where customers were greeted by name and customer service was a priority.
Sharon Poole, postmaster of the Chewsville Post Office since 1994, has been decking the halls at work for years. It was fate last year when she asked a tall customer, Myke Ellis, to help her straighten the Christmas tree she was putting up.