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Longtime postal worker to pursue passion for baking

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George Brown is retiring to pursue his passion for baking pies. George Brown is retiring to pursue his passion for baking pies.
PEGRAM, TN (WSMV) -

George Brown is saying goodbye to the Pegram Post Office after 39 years of loyal service.

It’s an ending, but also a beginning, with the idea of making and baking pies.

For nearly four decades, Brown has been the man behind the counter at Pegram’s only post office.

“What I used to tell customers when they asked for pretty stamps, ‘I’m sorry, I don’t have anything with your picture on it,’” Brown said.

When it comes to mail, Brown said he has seen it, done it and learned it.

“But it’s time for me to do something else,” he said.

That something is already underway. Brown is now making a new kind of delivery that’s edible, not shippable.

His new life is making and baking pies. He’s now making good money from his sweet-toothed neighbors.

“Years ago, I taught at Pegram Elementary, and he’d bring them over for us to try and sold us,” said Sharon Banks, a Pegram resident. “And so every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’d get pies from George.”

Brown, an Army veteran, said he will always be proud of his post office service. He said if he ever decide to mail his pies, they’ll arrive “fast, fresh and intact.”

For more information about Brown’s pies, click here.

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