COVID Card #205

November 26, 2020 | 0 comments

It’s Thanksgiving here in the US. Despite the holiday’s less-than-pretty origin story, devoting a day to gratitude is a good thing. I am thankful for YOU — yes, YOU!

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird instead of the bald eagle?

Neither did I and do you know why? Because it’s not true.

At some point in the not too distant past, some words were taken out of context and news of Franklin’s foul fantasy flourished.

Read the full story here (it’s short — just a couple of paragraphs — so you can get right make to stuffing your face).

Oh, yeah, we all remember that Ben Franklin was the first postmaster general under the Continental Congress, right?

Happy Thanksgiving!

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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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