COVID Card #250

January 10, 2021 | 0 comments

Miriam McKinnie Hofmeier made two post office murals: The White Fawn (Forest Park, Illinois) and Harvest (Marshall, Illinois). Most of McKinnie’s work that is available for online viewing is, as is true with many of the muralists, is on auction sites. I don’t like to link to those because I don’t want to give the appearance of promoting a particular site and I don’t know how long the links will be active. I recommend Googling “Miriam McKinnie” and exploring for yourself. You can see some of her work at the website for the National Gallery and the website for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, but the auction sites have quite a bit more.

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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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