Card 149 was inspired by post office muralist, Belle Baranceanu. Ms. Baranceanu painted one post office mural: Scenic View of the Village, LaJolla, California. Or did she? According to the Wikipedia list of muralists that I have been using as a guide, Baranceanu painted the LaJolla mural. I have found several errors on the page — mainly in the spelling of surnames. According to the Living New Deal website, Edward Biberman painted the LaJolla mural. LaJolla Light sides with Wikipedia. The San Diego Union Tribune also give Ms. Baranceanu credit for the mural. I’m sticking with Belle on this one. What do you think?
COVID Card #149
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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.