COVID Card #114

August 27, 2020 | 0 comments

In the 1930s and 40s, as the US struggled to recover from the depression, the US government did something marvelous. It paid artists to make art. Oh, dreamy utopia! A world where fine artists are valued enough to be able to feed themselves. (sighs and pretends someone didn’t recently warn, on national television, that electing a democrat president would result in a utopia — as though utopia were a fiery hell instead of a paradise)

As part of the New Deal, artists were hired to paint murals celebrating (mainly) American life in Post Offices throughout the country. One such artist was a man named Orr C. Fisher. He painted two Post Office murals depicting an idyllic (that still means nice, right?) rural, American life with fairs and farming and animal husbandry (I wonder what the RNC could do with that word…): The Corn Parade and Evening on the Farm.

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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.

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