COVID Card #125

September 7, 2020 | 0 comments

I hope my five steadfast followers aren’t yet tired of the post office muralist theme. I’ll get back to postal service facts and tidbits eventually. There are a LOT of post office muralists.

Today’s card recognizes Hilton Leech. He made two post office murals, Removal of County Seat from Daphne to Bay Minette in Bay Minette, Alabama and Allegory of Chattanooga in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Bay Minette painting seems at first to have a fairly curious subject matter: moving day. However, the move was pretty controversial. Baldwin County, Alabama, has had four county seats. The third was Daphne. The people of Daphne were not at all keen about losing their county seat status to Bay Minette. In fact, they refused to turn over county records. Leaders from Bay Minette made up a story to lure the sheriff and his deputy away from Daphne and, while they were gone, took the records from Daphne to Bay Minette and thus the move was complete.

The illustrations on the card are inspired by other works of Hilton Leech. Can you find them?

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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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