COVID Card #14

May 19, 2020 | 0 comments

Today’s COVID Card recognizes US Route 1, also known as the Old Boston Postal Road. in 1673, Governor Francis Lovelace of New York set up a monthly post between New York and Boston. The post riders used a trail that has become what we now know as US Route 1.

In case you don’t know, COVID Cards are original drawings that get mailed to people I know. I have mailed one each day (Sunday’s card goes out on Monday) for the past 2 weeks. Each card (so far) has had some reference to the US Postal Service. That service, which was instrumental in building our democracy/republic, is in jeopardy and needs our help. Do you really want to have to use UPS or FedEx to send your holiday cards, birthday cards, vacation postcards, graduation announcements, etc? If not, pay attention and act. The simple act of writing and mailing a postcard can help. But I can’t do it alone.

Cards 1-100

To learn more about any of the first 100 cards, select a number from the list below.


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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