COVID Card #344

April 14, 2021 | 0 comments

If you’ve been closely following this project (and following Sketchy Spaces on Facebook or Instagram), then you probably know that I am a big fan of Clarissa Jacobson and her movie, Lunch Ladies. It should then come as no surprise that when I saw post office muralist Tom Rost’s watercolor Camp Cooks, I knew it was time for a Lunch Ladies (and Tom Rost, of course) inspired COVID Card. Perhaps a Lunch Ladies “nod” would be more accurate as a true Lunch Ladies Sketchy Space (oh, there will be one when the COVID Card project is wrapped up) would be way sketchier.

You can read about Rost and see several of his works here.

Rost made three post office murals: Rural Mail Carriers (Paoli, Indiana), Pioneer Postman (Elkhorn, Wisconsin), and Farm Yard (Lancaster, Wisconsin).

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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