COVID Card #341

April 11, 2021 | 0 comments

Charles Winstanley Thwaites spent the first half-ish of his life in the midwest, where he worked as an artist, printmaker, and educator. You can see some examples of his work at the website for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Thwaites created four post office murals. I’m almost ashamed to say that one, Lumbering, is in my hometown of Greenville, Michigan, and I never knew about it. A couple of months ago, I shared my surprise that I grew up about 6 miles from a post office mural. Today, I learn that my dad worked in post office that has a mural. SO much art taken for granted. Thwaites other murals are: Threshing Barley (Chilton, Wisconsin), One Hundredth Anniversary (Columbus, Wisconsin), and Charles W. Thwaites (Plymouth, Wisconsin).

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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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