This is not in any particular order and a lot of it comes from books or talking to my very smart Mom. It’s very sad but she died this past winter. No comparison to any of what’s happening now but still devastating for me. And hopefully I will come out the other side intact.
A difficult time in history. Indeed it is. There have been other horrible situations we have managed to live through and come out the other side. Horrible, horrible but we have soldiered through every time.
1918 flu pandemic. Tuberculosis outbreak. Measles, which we still do not have under control.
My Mom went away with her family every summer to enjoy an idyllic time with boats, cookouts on the beach, fun with cousins, etc. But when she came home when summer was over the boy across the street had died of polio. No one could go to swimming pools because of the risks involved of catching the disease were high. Does that sound familiar?
And, how about being in London during the Blitz ? Many, many people sent their children to the countryside in an effort to keep them safe from the bombing. Imagine putting your favorite people in the world on a train and hoping for the best?