COVID Card #313

March 14, 2021 | 0 comments

Amy Jones (aka Amy Jones Frisbie Blair)was an artist and illustrator and the reason I know a bit more about tuberculosis than I did two minutes ago. Yeah. I know. Of all the things to catch my attention about this artist, what sticks in my mind is that she had a child (according to Wikipedia) with her husband who was “tubercular” less than a year before the child was born. As we are currently living in a pandemic, well, you know where I’m going with this.

You can see one of Jones’s watercolors at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s website.

Jones made three post office murals: Lincoln’s Arbiter Settles the Winsted Post Office Controversy (Winsted, Connecticut), Recording the Victory (Painted Post, New York), and The Glen Family Spared by French and Indians – 1690 (or the Massacre of Schenectady) (Scotia, New York).

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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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