COVID Card #198

November 19, 2020 | 0 comments

Rockwell Kent painted a pair of post office murals in Washington DC. Kent lived, for a time, on a farm he called Asgaard. He made lithographs of Prometheus and Beowulf. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that he was interested in mythology and ancient lit.

Rockwell may be best known, however, for his illustrations for a printing of Moby Dick, one of which was featured on a postage stamp in the American Illustrators set.

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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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