Thursday, July 28, 2022


A memorial was created for Brad Pennington where he walked his last route.  Break out some tissues. 


Anonymous said...

Nice. Dad was a mailman, till the day he dropped. Veteran of WWII and Korea. Neighbors veterans and mailmen too. Working all hours, heat, snow, rain. 6 days a week. Now, they deliver 7 days a week. 100s of millions of letter and parcels. Every day.

And we've had several killed in the line of duty in Mississippi by criminals recently. A blonde women up north, a black law officer doing this part time, and now this man.

Hats off to Postal people. Unappreciated. They save lives of elderly, for whom the mail carrier may be the only one they talk to. Good folks, often disparaged. Each day in the hood or on the rural route. Taking care of little folks and big, all the same.

In many ways, another uniformed service. Kudos to KF and these co workers. Much respect.

Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace, Mr. Pennington.

Anonymous said...

I can appreciate the Postal workers of the past. They are icons of a bygone era.

Unfortunately, they have been replaced in later generations by some of the most unprofessional and unproductive employees this nation has ever seen.

Bad attitudes, terrible service and generally bad work ethic rules the day.

This week, I had a package that was to deliver. It was raining in the day of delivery. Instead of getting the package, I got a note stating that they “attempted delivery” but that there was an access issue to the driveway or door. This is a lie. The postal worker simply didn’t want to get out of their truck in the rain to make the delivery.

What happened to that Mailman Motto? Pathetic.

Krusatyr said...

While moving one of my kids out of an old neighborhood of small houses in Memphis years ago, a singing mailman was delivering mail up and down the street. What a voice, what a beautiful treat!

Kingfish said...

I've been fortunate enough to have James and Phoebe for my carriers. Outstanding people who work their asses off. James transferred to Pearl a couple of years ago.

Anonymous said...

8:24, not only are pathetic to rant on this topic that memorializes an innocent man, did your brain ever consider that he/she didn't want your package of Depends to get wet?

Anonymous said...

In the midst of all the disparaging remarks and controversy about police chases and municipal liability, I sincerely hope people will take time to reflect on the life of a descent citizen. A great loss. R.I.P. Brad.

Anonymous said...

9:19 wins the internet for the day!

Seriously, this is a tragedy for his family. Another guy just doing his job gets killed by some scum in Jackson for no reason whatsoever. I honestly can't understand why anyone still works there.

Anonymous said...

Being a government employee sucks bars. I empathize with all the people in the post office working to deliver crap from Amazon at a loss.

Kingfish said...

This post is to honor a kind act done in memory of Mr. Pennington. Please keep the comments in that vein. We all have post office gripes but this isn't the place for it.

Anonymous said...

Man that's terrible. Had not heard about this. Went looking for an article on it and found a GoFundMe for his son's education.

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