COVID Card #342

April 12, 2021 | 0 comments

Vladimir Rousseff (give or take an “s”) allegedly tried his hand at many careers — waiter, dishwasher, soda jerk, store clerk, peddler, factory worker, and more — while saving money to study art. Eventually, he succeeded and enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and later taught art himself.

Rouseff made four post office murals: Lincoln as Postmaster in New Salem (Salem, Illinois), Historic Treatment of Mail Transportation in the West (Iron Mountain, Michigan), Tobacco Harvest (Edgerton, Wisconsin), and A. Grignon Trading with the Indians (Kaukauna, 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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