Those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat history.
Granted that’s a loose interpretation of the quote, but it remains true. All over the world, peoples who have loosen their pandemic quarantines and other restrictions are now facing a resurgence of the virus. Earlier this week I got a What’s App Chat notice from my youngest daughter. They began offering in person class lessons at her son’s school 2 weeks ago. (She lives in Dayton, OH.) The day she made the post, the school district had it’s first COVID-19 positive student confirmed. That day, the decision was made to extend the upcoming Thanksgiving break. It now starts this coming Monday and will extend through the beginning of January with no virtual lessons being offered.
Thankfully, my grandson had been doing all of his classes virtually. When the school year began, my Husband and I asked if he needed anything for his school. We were going to offer to ship him our laptop that we weren’t using if it would help him. Dayton Public Schools had furnished the students with Chromebooks so he was using that. When we heard that all he needed to be able to use the larger computer monitor was a web camera, it was on it’s way from Amazon that very day.
So how does this tie into history?
If you research the 1918 pandemic, you will find that two of the larger cities, New York and Chicago, decided to bring the children in to school during the days. The belief was that since they had the highest doctor/nurse to student ratio, that the children would be safer under their care.
What people aren’t realizing is that during that time frame, the children were much more obedient than they are today. There were sufficient teachers to ensure that the children followed all the rules that were put in place. Children were raised to listen to and follow instructions given by adults. Today, we’ve raised generations of people that are more interested in doing their “own thing” than in following the rules.
We’ve failed to learn from history, and now we are paying the price.
Weekly Cup of Coco!
It has been a hilarious week here at home. It was a bit chilly one morning so my husband covered his legs with an afghan while sitting in his recliner. The next thing he knew, Coco had jumped up on my recliner then walked across the middle and settled down on the afghan between his legs!
At this point in time, we’ve given up on getting the Afghan back. She has laid claim to it and she’s not backing down!
In all the times you thought about care packages 📦 from home, did you ever expect to sending one with face masks 🎭? As luck would have it, neither of my daughters sews. So while I was making some for myself and hubby, I called the girls to see if they needed some. Net result was my sending care packages 📦 off by Priority Mail.
Now I realize that hugs are off limits right now, but please, keep in touch with your family and friends. More than once, we’ve gotten FaceTime calls from my oldest because Riley (granddaughter) was bored and wanted to talk to “PawPaw” and “MeMaw”. I’ve also gotten calls from from friends who are also stuck at home 🏡 and bored!
Today after finding out that said friends were still waiting to receive the fabric order to make a mask, we decided to grab a couple of the extras and take them down to Ted and Carol. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the company. Yeah, the area is under a “safer at home” 🏡, but all of us needed that time together.
So please, Video chat with all the friends that you can, and for older people who maybe aren’t as technologically savvy, take the time to find a way to visit them outside.
I know, it’s nothing to laugh about, but seeing this little graphic on a news story on my local ABC station had me giggling. Now, I’m in FL, but I’m sure you can think of similar weather problems for your area.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management is reminding Floridians that COVID-19 and hurricane preparedness are two different situations.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink?
It’s apparently still alive and kicking in the USA. A week ago, I posted parts of a news article from my local news, (You Think?) that had a link in it to a list of items readily available in stores, that the EPA stated would kill the Coronavirus. Easy, peasy, right? Clorox – Check. Lysol – Check. Purell – Check.
Monday, while enjoying the hospitality of my local VA, I caught sight of a news story on a different channel pointing out that certain cleaners were not appropriate for this need. So let me use some old-fashion terms, maybe that will help.
No one is saying you don’t clean your home. Nope, haven’t heard that at all. The question is, “Are you disinfecting or sanitizing it?” Totally different things there.
When you spray the disinfectant and wipe it up right away, that’s sanitizing it. When you wait for 5 – 6 minutes, that’s disinfecting it. Make sure to do both. Start by disinfecting every thing, then you can sanitize it more easily.
The Environmental Protection Agency released its list of approved cleaning products to kill the coronavirus.
Many of the products include brands you’re used to seeing on store shelves, including Clorox, Lysol and Purell.
The products include Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaner + Bleach, Clorox Pet Solutions Advanced Formula Disinfecting Stain & Odor Remover, Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and more.
Lysol products include Lysol Brand Power Plus Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Lysol Brand Bleach Mold and Mildew Remover, Lysol Brand Clean and Fresh and more.
PURELL Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes also made the list, as well as a series of medical-grade cleaners.
Now as any Baby Boomer can tell you, there was a time when smelling bleach or lemon as you entered a home meant the house had recently been cleaned and the lady of the house cared about her family. Sadly that has gone by the way.
I’m not saying that today’sfamiliesaren’tcleaningtheirhomes. But perhaps we need to back to the basics. I tried to purchasesomewipesyesterday but the shelves were bare. For me, this wasn’t a problem. I had just bought a case of bleach and couldreadily make up a bottle of bleach water to spray the counters.
If you look in your cleaningcloset, would you findthesupplies to keep your family safe?