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My neighbor, 61, invited me to lunch at her favorite restaurant with another friend. “NO WAY” was my immediate reply that I may have voiced at a higher level because she took a few steps back. Do people eat with masks? No. They are removed and COVID transmit when people cough, sneeze or talk. No thank you. I will pass on that cup of COVID. TV has constant Support Our Restaurants segments and I think at what price? Our lives?  A sneeze or a cough can send around 100,000 contagious germs at a speed of 100 miles per hour. My heart truly goes out to the impact COVID has had on restaurants but even at a 25 or 50 seat maximum, for me, at 73 it is a pandemic danger zone. My neighbor poo poo-ed my concerns asking if I wanted her to bring me back anything. I restrained myself from saying a well done pandemic and a side of COVID. Seriously!!! Historians will look back at this pandemic and ask WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!

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I went to a friend’s 76-year old friend’s birthday party, karaoke machine included. We cheered, toasted and belted out our favorite songs (mine- Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark). As we winded down, the talk inevitably turned to our country’s disastrous current affairs. At that point I noticed I had lost an earring and the hunt began. A party goer held it up and asked if it really mattered how we looked at our age! She said she now wakes up, showers and throws on whatever is handy in the closet because “who is looking at an old lady?” Another woman piped in that the current affairs has her, at times, not caring how she looks. The buzz began. Some agreed. Some did not. I did not. I enjoy looking the best I can because it makes me feel good to shower, perfume, decide what blazer and boots to wear with my jeans. It is not about who is looking, but more the fact that I care how I look at 73 or 103! World events and all!

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Happy by Donna Robinson

Yesterday I had a strange feeling overcome me! Happiness. Complete happiness amidst riots, COVID etc. Did I dare experience this feeling in a troubled world? Would the heavens above splat me a good one? Have no idea but I could not help the surge of happiness I was feeling! It had been an ordinary school day, our new white board was ready for Monday’s class of bustling 2 and three years old, yet I left school with this surging, almost unrecognizable, feeling of complete happiness and with all the world’s woes, I questioned that happiness. Actually questioned a feeling of complete happiness! And today? Yes! Woke up with a smile that I will be sharing with my grandson today at the horse farm.

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Onto the Good by Wendy Green

I definitely see the benefit of focusing on the good we found in 2020, and there certainly was much good to focus on in my life. There have also been challenges, living alone, and I think it is ok to acknowledge those also.

So, with that acknowledgement … onto the GOOD.

1. I got laid off from work, which prompted me to start the Hey, Boomer live show. This show has been such a blessing into my life and it never would have happened without the pandemic and being laid off. 🙂
2. My sister and brother-in-law both got Coronavirus 19 and fortunately, they both recovered.
3. I did connect with my best friend from high school. We had lost touch and I had been trying to find her for years. That was truly a pleasure to connect with her again.
4. I have met the most amazing, inspiring people through Zoom and because of my show. I met Thelma and found ElderChicks.
5. I had time to maintain my vegetable garden and that was fun.
6. My 90 year old mother is happy and healthy with her new husband. They were married 2 years ago and thank god they have each other during this pandemic.

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