On Thursday, March 5, everyone had to deal with a long and difficult snow that did not end until 6 p.m.. I was out all day long shoveling. Many of my neighbors went to work and had not yet even returned home to begin shoveling. Our local villages, Town of North Hempstead and Nassau County were still struggling to clear the roads. While sipping hot chocolate by our fire place around 5 p.m., I was surprised to hear a thump by my mail box. How pleasant to see that Roland, our favorite mailman serving the Lakeville community (adjacent to Lakeville Elementary School by the Great Neck/Little Neck city line), was able to deliver our mail. Recently retired, I have come to enjoy not only our excellent local library system, but receipt of our six-day-per-week mail. A day without mail is a day without sunshine! I can fully appreciate the life line and connection between senior citizens, retirees and your local mailman. Hats off to Roland and all the other brave mail deliverers who still made their appointed rounds, despite eight inches of snow by many homes and sidewalks, with no clear shoveled paths. You are all true unsung heroes!