COVID Card #280

February 9, 2021 | 0 comments

Schomer Lichtner was born in Illinois, but spent much of his career in Wisconsin. Fittingly for someone who worked in the Dairy State, Lichtner painted a lot of cows. He also painted quite a few ballerinas. And sometimes, he painted ballerinas with cows — sometimes, being so Sketchy as to merge the two begging the questions: is it a cow spot or a tutu? and is that dancer’s leg going right through that cow?

Lichtner painted nine post office murals: Hodgen’s Mill (Hodgenville, Kentucky); Products of Industry and Agriculture, Farm Family, City Workers (Hamtramck, Michigan); and Agriculture, Indian Life, The Lake, The Pioneer, The Pioneer (Sheboygan, Wisconsin).

You can see more of his work at the Kohler Foundation website.

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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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