COVID Card #331

April 1, 2021 | 0 comments

No fooling. Sometimes, one has to return to the beginning. Sort of like when you’ve lost something — it’s always a good idea to, when you feel you’re out of places to search, look again in the first place you looked. So it is with the women of post office muraldom (I just made up that word). Alphabetically by state and town, the first mural is The Letter Box in Atmore, Alabama, and it was made by the artist and women’s rights advocate Anne Goldthwaite. I was surprised to find that I hadn’t yet written about her here, though I do admit that I have learned to look harder to find inspiration among muralists over the past few months. It is not that the art is bad or uninteresting, it’s that sometimes one has to try hard to find the sketchiness in it.

A pretty large number of Goldthwaite’s works can be seen online at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Johnson Collection, the MoMA, the Met, and the Whitney.

Goldthwaite painted a second mural: The Road to Tuskegee (Tuskegee, Alabama).

Cards 1-100

To learn more about any of the first 100 cards, select a number from the list below.


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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