Artist Joseph John Jones painted five post office murals: Threshing (Magnolia, Arkansas), Turning a Corner (Anthony, Kansas), Men and Wheat (Seneca, Kansas), Harvest (Charleston, Missouri), and Husking Corn (Dexter, Missouri). Jones’s career as an artist took off early in his life when he was noticed by an important art critic in New York. He seems to have been pretty fearless when it came to depicting injustice. His paintings about lynchings, particularly one called Lynching, are powerful statements still today.
COVID Card #139
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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.