COVID Card #178

October 30, 2020 | 0 comments

James Russell Sherman painted one post office mural: Industries Around Loveland (Loveland, Colorado). The web is pretty dry in terms of a bio for the man. This isn’t unusual with the PO muralists, but as the National Gallery has a few of Russell’s works, I’d expect a little more to be known ethernet-ly. Card 178 draws on the mural and this charming rodeo contestant for inspiration.

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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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