Last-minute gifts hit the road

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
Elaine Harrison of Warren waits in line Thursday to mail her Christmas package at the downtown Warren Post Office on High Street. She said it was her first time mailing a holiday package. Thursday was the last day to send first-class and priority mail through the U.S. Postal Service to get guaranteed delivery for Christmas Day.

WARREN — There was a steady line Thursday at the downtown post office on High Street, as people rushed to ship last-minute Christmas gifts to their loved ones.

Elaine Harrison of Warren said she was shipping a package for the first time in her life. She said her daughter and granddaughter were supposed to come home from Atlanta for the holidays, but had to cancel. Harrison just found out they weren’t coming and was sending a last-minute gift.

She said she wasn’t sure if the package would arrive by Christmas Day, but she wasn’t too worried about it. “If it do, it do; if it don’t, it don’t,” said Harrison, adding that her granddaughter’s birthday is in January, so the package could be a birthday gift if it arrived late.

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