COVID Card #98

August 11, 2020 | 0 comments

From the late 1940s through the late 1950s, some big cities, like Chicago, used helicopters to deliver mail. A shuttle service took mail from the roof of the Chicago Post Office to various destinations. The service ended (for Chicago) in 1957 as helicopters became too heavy.

Read about helicopter delivery in Los Angeles via the New York Times “Times Machine.”

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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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