COVID Card #187

November 8, 2020 | 0 comments

George Kanelous created two post office murals, but it’s his series of murals in Baldwin High School (New York) that rankle some these days. The wholesome series depicting high school life in the 1905s takes a very traditional view of the role of girls.

You may very well think that you are unfamiliar with Mr. Kanelous’s work, if you’re old enough to remember the first Ivory Snow box design to feature a woman and a baby or the original smiling pitcher used by Kool-Aid, you’ve seen his work. At least according to the Fort Missoula Historical Museum. Wikipedia begs to differ in regard to the Kool-Aid Man. Mental Floss also fails to mention Kanelous in regard to Kool-Aid Man. I tried to find support for the Ivory Snow design claim, but all I learned is that the woman on the box in the 1970s was also a porn star. Oh, yeah!

Who knew that this project would unearth so much info?

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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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