COVID Card #181

November 2, 2020 | 0 comments

Saul Berman created three post office murals: Thompsonville, Connecticut (Enfield, Connecticut), The Railroad Comes to Town (Ashland, Massachusetts), and Monongahela River (California, Pennsylvania). In case you are wondering, Enfield was once named Thompsonville and there really is a borough in Pennsylvania called California.

You can see at study for The Railroads Come to Town (or The Railroads Came to Town — take your pick) at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s website. You can also see one of Berman’s works — one that reminds us of simpler times when people went to the pictures and watched people kiss — at The MET’s website.

I’m not going to tell you what work inspired the COVID Card. You’ll know it if you see it. It is not on any of the pages referenced above. Happy hunting!

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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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