COVID Card #295

February 24, 2021 | 0 comments

Ernest Fiene was, perhaps, best known for his lithographs. Much of his work may seem, at first, sort of unremarkable, but it you look closely, you will often find something special — whether it’s the shape of a tree or the arc of a herd of cattle. As far as post office muralists go, I find his work to rank with some of my favorites (not my very favorite, but more interesting than pheasants — sorry Etnier). He created one post office mural: Paul Revere – 1801 (Canton, Massachusetts).

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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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