Google has failed me. The www has failed me. I feel like Hermione Granger in search of horcrux information in the Hogwarts’ Library. And now, WordPress proves a tad disappointing. Surely words like Hermione and Granger and horcrux and hogwarts should be in the WordPress dictionary. Well, I digress… Today’s COVID card recognizes ironclad flat-bottomed skiffs — particularly the one that was used to take mail to Ohio’s Kelleys Island in wintry conditions. The boat was equipped with a sail in the bow and iron runners on the bottom. It could travel through ice-covered water without being damaged and it could act as a sled on ice and snow. Apparently, no one has bothered to put a photo of the boat (it was used in the 1930s) on the web in any manner allowing someone with my limited faculties to locate it. Universal Resource Locator my foot. As I have no idea what those boats looked like (sure, I could have used an ironclad warship or gunship instead, but come on…), COVID Card 22 features an antique iron. It IS somewhat iron clad.
COVID Card #22
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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.