COVID Card #126

September 8, 2020 | 0 comments

Today’s card was inspired by post office muralist, Conrad Albrizio. Albrizio created two post office murals: Shipment of First Iron Produced in Russellville (Russellville, Alabama) and Rural Free Delivery (DeRidder, Louisiana).

Russellville was, apparently, quite proud of a rather hot topic: an Alabama iron furnace. Albrizio presented The Section with two ideas (a local quarry and the iron mine) for the Russellville mural. The Section chose the design depicting the town’s quarry. The people of Russellville (and some state-level officials) had a different idea in mind. They wanted a mural featuring the Old Alabama Iron Works and they wrote many letters to that effect. Albrizio obliged and the town got it’s iron-furnace painting. If only today’s controversies were so easily managed.

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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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