Sunday, September 18, 2005

Joan Mondale

Last spring, Joan Mondale, wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale, became the newest member of the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee. A stamp collector as a child, she's now in search of the perfect stamps for America, which she calls "the nation's calling cards."

According to an article that appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently, she's open to the idea of putting the late Jerry Garcia on a 37-cent stamp, but she makes one thing perfectly clear: "I am not a fan of the Grateful Dead."

The proposed Garcia stamp is just one of 50,000 ideas that will be considered this year.

"It would be fine, because they're looking for contemporary subjects," said Mondale, the only Minnesotan to ever serve on the committee. "They want subjects that appeal to all generations, not just the old folks."

The article quotes Mondale as saying the perfect stamp must be attractive, national in scope and have broad appeal.

To read the entire article, click here.

For more on the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:02 AM