One for the Books | The SandPaper


Gail Travers
September 02, 2020

To the Editor:
As the terrific Frank Sinatra sings, “And now the conclusion is close to …” As the unofficial stop of summer season approaches, I think we can all agree that this will be just one for the guides. Stories will be written about the 2020 pandemic, reminding us all of how COVID-19 hit the beaches, prompting all the infamous variations that occurred in the aftermath. Was it genuinely all that negative? I in fact consider not.
We’ve discovered how to hang on the beach front though social distancing only with our closest friends and relatives customers. We figured out how to work out outdoors even though protecting social distancing and putting on a mask. We discovered how to rethink relatives time jointly with the addition of match night due to the fact we had been exhausted of binge observing on all these streaming channel alternatives. Binge watching, while, did consider on a entire new stage when there was practically nothing else to do outside the property, no athletics to watch and you got fatigued of arguing about who really owned Park Location or how the dice ended up thrown inappropriately whilst seeking to steer them toward the double selection for a Yahtzee.
This summer season gave a full new which means to hanging out with the spouse and children or friends. I imagine the fun that came out of it all built for some amazing and memorable moments.
On the flip side, our block on 105th Road had to make some transitions connected to our well-known community gatherings. At this time of the 12 months, we are typically searching ahead to our once-a-year Labor Working day block bash. However, due to the pandemic the occasion experienced to be canceled.
This summer months has been particularly hard on the block as we lost two more of our block household customers to illnesses, one to COVID-19 and the other to cancer. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to the family members as very well as all who have been struck by these types of scenarios.
So continue to be potent, LBI good friends. Even however the summertime is winding down and 2020 has place some barriers in our way, this, way too, shall pass with much better occasions however to arrive. Stay risk-free, continue to be balanced and put on that mask! Hey, Halloween is coming so just feel of it as being forward of the recreation.
Patty Kelly
Seashore Haven Park

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