Longer hours of daylight, more hours of sun, flowers emerging from the soil, warm days. It is difficult to remain sad. On the other hand it is effortless to be optimistic. Although the number of virus cases creep up daily in my county, there are signs the light at the end of the tunnel is visible. Barely, but discernible.
Meanwhile folks tentatively emerge from six weeks in quarantine. My town awakens. Slowly, carefully.
The local ice cream store opened in March, but closed a few days later. Folks were serious about quarantining, and the weather was cold and nasty. No one had ice cream on their mind. Fast forward a month, and Sundaze opened for the second time this season. Hopefully their doors will remain open until November. Takeout only, but it’s a start.
An iconic local restaurant, shuttered since mid-March, announced on Facebook that they will open in early May for takeout. Another restaurant currently under construction also announced they will open for business mid-May for takeout and delivery.
Our town’s farmer’s market is scheduled to open May 22. This year only food stands are permitted, and booths will be dispersed throughout the parking lot. I look forward to fresh local fruits and vegetables.
These are small steps in the recovery and revival of life in my corner of the world. But they are moving in the right direction. Looking ahead...
Thursday, April 23, was Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day. My granddaughter had been looking forward to going to work with Daddy this year. So Thursday morning father and daughter went to Daddy’s temporary office together – in their basement. Disappointing. Sydney can’t wait to actually go to work with Daddy next year. Looking ahead...
This weekend, the last weekend in April, hub and I would be in Florida. If life were normal we would celebrate my granddaughter’s Bat Mitzvah and 13th birthday. But life is not normal, and the event has been rescheduled for October. Instead the Florida family celebrated her not-mitzvah in a uniquely quarantine way – the car cavalcade. Hopefully the entire family and friends will assemble in person in October for the main event. Looking ahead...
These pictures were taken from a Facebook video
of the car cavalcade celebrating my granddaughter's not-mitzvah.