Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
(Pandemic) is confusing to me. I mentioned weeks ago that my parents were
teenagers in 1918. Looking back I am amazed that I didn’t hear one word about
the huge problems of 1918. Maybe because WWII was from 1914 to the end of 1918,
and in relation the war, 1918 pandemic was not important to farm kids.
both my parents were from rural Georgia I am sure they were affected more by
war (kin drafted) than a virus. Since the radio was the major source of news
and not everyone had a radio, National news did not dominate their world.
I use that
relationship to ourselves. Although we are in a crowded world, Sherry & I
are not crowded as we sit here in the motor home. When we go outside, we step
out into the fresh air of our country. Millions
of people do not do that. They step into a hallway used by many neighbors.
Stairwells or elevators that put them shoulder to shoulder contact with possible
carriers. That is not us NOR our families or closest friends. Most of the folks
we associate with are single home residents, so it is unfair for us to judge
the effect of this stinking Virus on them.
So I am
trying to put things in perspective, I do not see this PANDEMIC in the same
light as a person in public housing or even a person in the penthouse of a
super high rise. Unless the penthouse has its personal elevator or a helo-port
on the roof, they will encounter more people in a day than we will in a month
(i.e. TV program The Jeffersons)
been a long time since we were poor, so it is tough to really remember how tough
it really was. I smile when I think that at one time we NEEDED $60. I went to
the bank and borrowed $60 for 6 months to get an engine fixed. I can smile at
that now. I have to realize there are people jammed together and are in the
same boat I was.
So I will
try to do my part, wear a mask, keep a distance, even if my mind says, ‘you don’t
have to do that.’
an old quote, “This too shall pass!”
safe, hang in there, one day it will be safe to be out and about.