COVID Card #255

January 15, 2021 | 0 comments

Sr. Lucia Wiley is my (adopted) home girl! I do believe she is the first post office muralist I’ve encountered who was also a nun. Over the course of her career, she painted landscapes and scenes from Native American life, but she seems to have been best known for her murals.

Sr. Wiley painted four post office murals: Shelby County Fair 1900 (Shelbyville, Illinois), Early Lodging at Koochichin Falls (International Falls, Minnesota), Gathering Wild Rice (Long Prairie, Minnesota), and Captain Gray Entering Tillamook Bay (Tillamook, Oregon).

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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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