Saturday, 23 May 2020

What We Shall Remember


Do you remember the covid lockdown daddy?
The nights we had Zoom night quizzes with the family?
Where The Mummy, A cowboy, Indiana Jones, Johnny Depp, Charlie Chaplin and Princess Leia amongst others battled for a single Cadbury's cream egg!
Do you remember those days daddy?
Do you remember?

37 comments:

  1. For me it will be 'gran do you remember we used to chat on Houseparty and we couldn't have cuddles' Technology is wonderful but it will never come close to real life! xx

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  2. We have family quiz nights (tonight, actually) and I've never thought to take on another name. Ooooh, this has to be thought about...

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  3. Do you remember when everyone wore masks like the ones in old pictures?

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  4. How could we forget?

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  5. Anonymous10:51 am

    - but who won the egg!
    Hugs

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  6. I doubt we will ever forget this, something for our kids and grandkids to tell their kids about the 'bad old Covid days'.

    I hope you won the egg :-)

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  7. Remember how quiet everything was during covid-19 days?

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  8. Although it happened nearly 40 years before I was born, I grew up on stories of the "Flu Epidemic of 1918" (as it was usually called in my family). My grandfather's sister, and only family in the USA, died of it at the age of 24 (and pregnant with her first child). I hope nothing worse (or as bad) takes the place of this current awful pandemic in the memories of children. (But I know that's not realistic.)

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  9. you took the indiana jones part, I see. yes, WHO WON THE EGG?

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  10. For me I will remember that I never got to hold my now, five week old, grandson as a new baby and never got to have the planned family get together for my 60th on bank holiday Monday with new grandson and three year old grandson staying over. They are an hour and a half away so it's not feasible to see them even at a distance but we have the technology to do video calls for which I am grateful and I count my blessings as there are many who have much bigger problems to worry about. It's not so much a complaint as we are lucky compared to many but it will be the thing that I will remember.

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  11. I wonder how we will reflect on 2020. Is it as bad as seems now?

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  12. I'll remember working from home week after week and then month after month. I hope I remember the friendliness of neighbors and the connections felt with others. I will also of course remember how here in the US it has divided along political lines. And then I'll hopefully remember how we made our horrible president a one termer.

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  13. "I have especially fond memories of cousin iPad's witty responses!"

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  14. No Little Johnny - I don't remember because the virus killed me. Surely you remember seeing my stripped down funeral on YouTube? Your ma was doing an Irish jig and shouting "Yippee!"

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    1. Indeed many have lost loved ones.
      I'm on the front line
      I've seen it

      Daily

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  15. Hey cowboy! I will remember, being very productive, and questioning why I have spent 400 hours every year commuting to work that I can do more efficiently 5 seconds from my bed. I will remember the dedication and commitment of health care providers, the weirdness that it brought out in humanity (why toilet paper?) the avoidable loss of life in countries with weak and ineffective leadership.

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  16. I’ll remember that both daughters’ families had an ‘essential worker’ and the worry about them contracting the virus. They weren’t essential enough for PPE. And I now know what ppe means.

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  17. I don't remember those days and I was there :). Some how I don't think this is how they lived through the Spanish influenza.

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    1. Gambling ruins lives POKERAMPM88! Give it up before it's too late!

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  19. I don't know how I'll remember covid19 because I'm busy having flashbacks to polio in the early 1950's and all the fears about it I had conveniently buried. That, along with being told that the flu I lived through in 1968 was part of a pandemic and could have killed me. This world and this life are too dangerous to take for granted.

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    1. Carol, I remember Polio and the Iron Lungs. I remember my first Polio "shot" it was a sugar cube with a drop of vaccine on it. All the anti vaccers don['t remember all the illness that were here before the were vaccines.
      I remember too.

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    2. Barbara Anne9:11 pm

      I remember iron lungs and polio shots that were in use when I was a small child. The vaccine on a sugar cube became available when I was 11. My parents and I went to the junior high school (grades 7&8) for that vaccine.

      Our sons were vaccinated and had all their childhood shots because we remembered what it was like to be so sick. I even had scarlet fever when I was about 3 or 4 years old.

      Hugs!

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    3. Barbara Anne, we have seen all the illness that has been wiped out or made better from vaccines. I was sure as a child I would get Polio.

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  20. Barbara Anne3:46 pm

    I, too, will remember the lovely quiet and that the coming of springtime with the beautiful baby leaves and flowers was unaffected. Another thing I will remember is that DH and I were luckier than many because we had books to read and hobbies we enjoy to keep us happy at home.

    Hugs!

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  21. My late father lived to a great age. He always said he was immune to the flu because his mother got pregnant with him at the height of the 1918 epidemic. My father had fantastic health his whole life. He never got the illness of the month, even in long term care.

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  22. Ah yes John. I expect when/if it is over we might only remember the good things like the Zoom family get togethers, the extra baking, the kindness of virtual strangers.

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    1. As long as we don't forget the dead and the fallen

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  23. I will remember being able to hear the birds sing and how kind and generous many people have been.

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  24. I admire your tenacity with Zoom. I participated in a Zoom birthday party last night and it was kind of a nightmare, people talking over each other and slow connections. :/

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  25. Do you remember when entire families died, daddy? When you were afraid to leave the house, daddy? When you cried each day from sheer loneliness? When you lost the job and success you had spent years of 16 hour days pursuing the American dream? Do you remember not seeing your grandchild, do you remember missing prom and graduation, and your wedding was cancelled? Do you remember dying and no one held your hand or kissed you goodbye? Were those good times, daddy?

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    1. As in any dreadful time
      Hope and positivity can be experienced hand in hand with catastrophe and pain

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  26. We must take good times where we find them.

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  27. I will remember taking all day to do some shopping for a couple of elderly neighbours because of queuing and not one person in that queue was grumbling about the wait; impatient individuals we usually are. I will remember being off work for 2.5 months on "paid" leave being unable to work myself due to a compromised immunity and being so grateful to actually have a proper rest. I was not compelled to do anything other than keep the place tidy and do general housework although I could have redecorated 2 rooms I chose not to. It has been so therapeutic to my mental health. I will remember our elderly who passed due to Covid 19 with sorrow but be thankful it wasn't so so much worse for us over here. I will remember worrying about family back in the UK and be grateful for facetime with them. I will remember my partner swabbing down his tools and other work items, wallet, keys and ipad with antibacterial wipes to try to keep me safe as he is a plumber; all things deemed unnecessary pre Covid 19.

    Jo in Auckland

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  28. There will good things remembered as well appreciating you were lucky to have a garden or outdoor space, family neighbours to drop off shopping,reading books you were going to read but kept putting off, learning new crafts, being able to hear the birds with no traffic. The list goes on.

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