COVID Card #333

April 3, 2021 | 0 comments

It never fails that, when you give up the search, the goal presents itself willingly. Okay, so sometimes it fails. Often, even. But in the search for things that really don’t matter in the grand scheme of things — like the answer to that one crossword clue — the removal of that laser focus that we tend to develop can open us up to the answer/goal/solution.

And so it is with Elizabeth Tracy. In my initial search, while trying desperately to find thirty-one women from whom to draw inspiration, I failed to notice that she is sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Tracy Montminy or Elizabeth Montminy or even Tracy Montminy (which, according to Wikipedia, is the name Elizabeth aka Tracy chose as her legal name in the late 1940s).

Apparently, the Good Old Boys of the art world weren’t quite ready for some of Montminy’s works — particularly a mural she made for the post office of Kennebunkport, Maine called the Bathers. You can see an image of the scandalous mural here.

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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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