COVID Card #71

July 15, 2020 | 0 comments

Nothing too exciting here with COVID Card 71. Just a wee homage to the triangle, the first non-right-angled-quadrilateral (there’s got to be a single, non-hyphenated word for that — right??) US postage-stamp shape. In 1997, the USPS released triangle-shaped commemorative stamps featuring a clipper ship and a stage coach.

Seven years earlier, They Might Be Giants released their song, Particle Man. This has absolutely nothing to do with the post office (as far as I know), but it does contain a little tale about Triangle Man.

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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