COVID Card #328

March 29, 2021 | 0 comments

Margaret Dobson. Yet another in the seemingly endless line of women artists about whom the web can tell us little. I would have been much less surprised by this ten years ago — and much more embarrassed that the web is my primary source of research on the post office muralists as recently as last year. Dobson made one post office mural: Driving the Steers (Kaufman, Texas). Curiously, Dobson’s Wikipedia page says:

“During the Great Depression Bessemer painted a post office mural in Kaufman, Texas, entitled Driving the Steers…”

Who, you may ask, is Bessemer? I asked myself the same thing and could only reply to myself, “The steel process guy.” It is late. I am a bit sleepy. I’ve read and reread the page (it’s short) and have concluded that it must be a typo — a typo that has been reproduced on a few websites. Don’t break your brain over it. I’ll bear that burden.

Oh…the mural? Covered over. You deserved better, Mags. I bet no one called her that.

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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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