Whitesburg KY
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POSTAL PAINTING




 

 

Virginia Hoskins, a retired Ermine Post Office postmaster, painted this picture with the assistance of Father Edward Randall, formerly the pastor of St. George’s Catholic Church in Jenkins. Mrs. Hoskins says, “Father Randall helped me with this painting in 1991. I worked for the Postal Service and each year they made a calendar from paintings that postal employees entered in a contest.” Father Randall had told her about Jerry Parsons, a black man who delivered mail in Norwood, Ga., and started the first Rural Free Delivery. “Father drew the picture from memory and I painted it under his strict supervision. When I was ready to enter the contest, the Postal Service had quit making the calendar.”

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