COVID Card #294

February 23, 2021 | 0 comments

Once again, I am surprised to have found inspiration in a post office muralist. Today’s artist, Aiden Lassell Ripley, is the kind of artist my dad would have loved. The guy was a conversationist — no, no he wasn’t, he was a conservationist. Well, he may have been a conversationist, too. He painted boatloads (not literally, though he did paint boats) of pheasants and water fowl.

Ripley made two post office murals (according to Wikipedia): Paul Revere’s Ride (Boston, Massachusetts) and Paul Revere’s Ride (Lexington, Massachusetts). Sound fishy? Yeah. It’s one mural (the mural was made for the Lexington Branch of the Boston post office).

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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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