Memorial Day is a big deal in our little Twin Beaches town. The first thing you see when you get to the Bay is our Memorial Garden. We should be having a big ceremony there today but we are not. The flags are all at half mast and the area is still closed up pretty tight.
These new signs popped up all over town letting you know that while some beaches are open in the state ours are not. Our numbers are still going up. Our little county added over 30 cases just on Saturday. We don't need any tourists adding to the woes. Even the water park remains closed.
They've set up kiosks at all the parking lots with masked and gloved attendants that hand you a pamphlet on the dangers and spelling out all the regulations you have to follow if you want to come into town. I was happy to see that our town officials are still taking this very seriously. So many places are not. Ocean City I'm looking at you.
Our little corner of the world seems to have found a way to take care of each other and for that I am very grateful because I'd like to still be here next year when hopefully it's all behind us.
The holiday weekend was not a total loss. I finally got a delivery of real toilet paper from Walmart. 18 rolls. I am in heaven. The Mister and I had been sharing a 6 pack for two and a half months.
And even better......see those little dots way down in the meadow? Those are my Grands. I had a surprise visit on Sunday. I didn't even recognize my son when he drove down the driveway. I was ready to beat him back up the road with my broom when I realized who they were. It was the whole family. I burst into tears. Heck, I'm still crying.
They came bearing gifts. I got fresh produce from their garden that I immediately turned into lentil soup and a bottle of wine. We practiced safe distancing in the yard and the Grands got to run and run and run. It was a short but sweet visit. Did I mention I cried? I'm still crying now.
I'm so glad you got to see your son and your grandkids.ReplyDelete
Aww, that is so sweet. You must miss your family so much! I feel like I am needing hugs so much, even though I’m with my son and husband. This is really a difficult time.ReplyDelete
Oh, I'm crying with you! What a gift to have a visit like that. It's a hard day today....we usually have family, bbq, campfire....ReplyDelete
So happy you got to see your family! Glad your town is staying safe.ReplyDelete
Case numbers are going up here, too and it’s frightening. I’m glad you were able to see your family - welcome now more than ever.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you got a chance to visit. Even if it was short and distant.ReplyDelete
What an awesome surprise!ReplyDelete
I am so glad you were able to see your family. We are on crazy mode here in Clearwater/Tampa. It is like the world has gone mad and people are pretending this pandemic is not happening. Hope you are feeling well. Stay safe.ReplyDelete
Deb I am so so thrilled for you!!! To see my kids come up the drive would be a miracle ! Your happiness makes me very happy!!!!! Hooray. We need these stories.ReplyDelete
Yeah for a good visit! Hope you can do it again soon:)ReplyDelete