COVID Card #72

July 16, 2020 | 0 comments

These days (at least I didn’t start with “Kids these days” though really as adults are being more than childish is should be “adults these days” — lordy, not three words in and I’ve already digressed) we use digital/electronic means of communication more than any other form. We often have to guess if someone is making a joke or being sarcastic; or we resort to emojis and acronyms to get our feelings across. Long gone are the days when one might receive a perfume-scented letter with fully thought-out and crafted complete sentences professing undying love (tee hee).

To its credit, the USPS has tried to use technology to make mailing letters more fun and interesting. In 2018, the USPS released its first (and only, I believe) set of scratch and sniff stamps. I must have had my head too far up my computer’s…eh-hem…to have noticed. It’s kind of sad, really. You know I would have a sheet of those suckers — well, ice cream bars, really — on my shelf.

Learn all about the smelly stamps here.

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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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