As mentioned in many of my greeting card posts in the past, the "get well" category of my collection leads all the other holidays and situational themed cards combined (in number), and by miles too. And as it was reported this week in the news, the US death toll from Covid-19 has unfortunately and officially surpassed the 500,000 mark. It seems unreal, and while I don't take this matter lightly, I do think that sometimes laughter can be a decent dose of medicine, so I guess that means maybe it's time to reach into the collection box and pull out something else to mark the occasion. This midcentury Forget-Me-Not from Laurel Cards seems a good fit, with its stubble-faced palooka character strong-armin' his weight all over the place and trying to be sympathetic to our sickly situation. Yep, as we all anxiously await our turns with this painfully slow vaccine roll-out, doing our best to avoid crowds, trying not to worry, taking it cautiously easy, and patiently waiting... well... ummmm, howz'about we speed things up a bit and kick this thing, already? What a year!
GET US WELL-- QUICK!!!
This is great. For some reason, I hear Mel Blanc doing the palooka's voice.
I love that guy's perfectly organized stubble and blushin' pink cheeks. Get well soon, Earth.
I'm always amazed at how once upon a time, even cheap, throwaway products such as this would contain high-quality, professional artwork. Now, even name-brand commercial items has package design that looks like it belongs on dollar-store merchandise.
The big guy looks like a relative of the Hastings Casite oil additive mascot.
I am leaving a link so you can see what in the world I am talking about-
I'm imaging that the guy in the bed owes a debt to a mobster and this guy has come to break his legs, but wants him to get better first, and, really, the club with the, what, tiger teeth?!?! in it is a bit of overkill, but messages need to be sent!
Damn that's some painstaking beard and hair art there.
Everyone stay safe and healthy, and as always thank you for commenting! :)
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