COVID Card #66

July 10, 2020 | 0 comments

Yesterday’s card introduced us to Anthony Comstock, that paragon of virtue and morality (that’s sarcasm, fyi). Comstock wasn’t only concerned with such “obscenities” as educating women about their bodies, he was also a fighter of fraud. From fake lottery tickets to bum sewing machines and guns to snake-oil type medicines, the 1860s were fraught with fraud (is that grammatically correct? I like the alliteration…). My favorite was ads for a belt that would make the wearer invisible.

Read all 588 pages of Comstock’s book, Fraud’s Exposed, at (one of the best sites on the web).

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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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