With gratitude, admiration and love.
Here is the view today from the back door of our house, two days after the 2020 fire season began. I have never felt so helpless as I do now.
Life gives, and life takes away. It was a tough summer for the two older hens at our place, and my happiness about raising a large flock was short-lived. On June 7, beautiful Helen (Frankenthaler) (l) died of unknown causes. On August 11, beautiful Jane (Eyre) (r) died from complications of being “egg bound” (an egg that cannot be laid and cannot be removed from the body). Helen was a sweet “mother hen” type. Jane was stately and dignified. I miss their unique presence in the chicken yard!
MoveOn, the NAACP, Working Families Party and other national organizations are organizing #SaveThePostOffice Saturday, which asks Americans nationwide to show up at post offices across the country at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 22, to save the post office from Trump and declare that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must resign. (Forbes magazine news feed, 8/17/20)
Here in Aurora (population 1,000), 8 of us (7 adults, 1 child) held an hour-long demonstration near the USPS site along state Route 99E. Even on a pandemic Saturday, there was a lot of traffic. From the passing cars, pick-ups, 18-wheelers, RVs and motorcycles, we counted 1 thumbs-down, 1 raised middle finger and 1 shout of “Trump 2020”. We lost count of how many thumbs-up, “V” peace signs, hang-10 gestures, friendly waves, honked horns and shouts of “you go” that we got.
One more reason to Vote Blue on November 3. Vote Biden/Harris to safeguard, among other pillars of our democracy, the Post Office.