COVID Card #253

January 13, 2021 | 0 comments

At first glance, Dale Nichols seems like an artist you might see on any number of classic Christmas cards. But look more closely. While he never really goes surreal, he’s got a little sketchy in him. Critics and naysayers aside, his home town of David City, Nebraska is proud of their native son. So much so, that when it had acquired just four of his paintings, the Bonecreek Museum of Agrarian Art was founded. I love this. The appreciation of art at any level, be it your child’s finger paintings, the most esteemed works of fine art, or anything in between, elevates all and should be encouraged.

Nichols made one post office mural: The Growth of Mount Morris (Mount Morris, Illinois).

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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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