COVID Card #361

May 1, 2021 | 0 comments

Byron Burford was an artist and writer. He studied with Grant Wood in Iowa, where he struck up a friendship with Kurt Vonnegut (as my best friend met Kurt Vonnegut, that means I’m two people away from Byron in the Kevin Bacon game — very useful…). You can see examples of his work on various auction sites, as well as, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Stanley Museum of Art.

Burford made one post office mural: Post Near Houston, Natchez, 1803 (Houston, Mississipp).

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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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