Lest we forget

Just so I NEVER forget….. April 3, 2020

  • Diesel price a mile from home was £1.18, Petrol £1.14
  • School cancelled – yes cancelled
  • Self-distancing measures on the rise.
  • Tape on the floors at grocery stores and others to help distance shoppers (6ft) from each other.
  • A limited number of people inside stores, therefore, lineups outside the store doors.
  • Non-essential stores and businesses mandated closed.
  • Parks, trails, entire cities locked up.
  • Entire sports seasons cancelled.
  • Concerts, tours, festivals, entertainment events – cancelled.
  • Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings – cancelled.
  • No masses, churches are closed. Graveyards are shut.
  • No gatherings of 2 or more (except with people from within your household).
  • Don’t socialise with anyone outside of your home.
  • Children’s outdoor play parks are closed.
  • We are to distance from each other.
  • Shortage of masks, gowns, gloves for our front-line workers.
  • Shortage of ventilators for the critically ill.
  • Panic buying sets in and we have no toilet paper, no disinfecting supplies, no paper towel no laundry soap, no hand sanitiser.
  • Shelves are bare.
  • Manufacturers, distilleries and other businesses switch their lines to help make visors, masks, hand sanitiser and PPE.
  • All non-essential travel banned.
  • Fines are established for breaking the rules. Police patrolling the streets.
  • Arenas open up for the overflow of COVID-19 patients.
  • Press conferences daily from the government.
  • The (Conservative) government throws money at businesses to try to keep the economy from imploding. Grants and loans. The government to pay 80% of employees wages where businesses cannot continue to do so.
  • Daily updates on new cases and deaths.
  • The dead are denied wakes or funerals and barely anyone is allowed at the graveside.
  • Barely anyone on the roads.
  • People wearing masks and gloves outside.
  • Essential service workers are terrified to go to work.
  • Medical field workers are afraid to go home to their families.

This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, declared March 11th, 2020.

I hope that I’m here along with my loved ones to re-post this time next year.

Why, you ask, do I write this status?

One day it will show up in my Facebook memory feed, and it will be a yearly reminder that life is precious and not to take the things we dearly love for granted.

We have so much!

Be thankful. Be grateful.

Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone.

We are all one!