See, they're security blankets.
"If you’ve been a member of a small community, you know that often times your identity is tied up within your post office. You may not have a police force but you do have your post office.”
To folks like Ms. Bucy, "closing" apparently means the end of deliveries. Evidently this woman is out of her mind:
Herbster is one of 41 post offices on the chopping block in Wisconsin. Town Supervisor Jane Bucy thinks closing rural branches could mean the end to many small towns.
“Oh, it’s the life of the community. We get a lot of elderly people here who are dependent upon it for medicines and things. They don’t get around very easily. Packages. I mean, it’s just the life of the community.”
Well, sure. Close the Post Office and 1) the town ceases to have an "identity" and nothing will be delivered to anyone ever again.