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2020 For Me

My mother destroyed January with her horrible death of bone cancer. Not her fault, but still, January was a total absolute bust in 2020. February was okay except Black History Month got a rotten answer. Bad planning made it get put into wrong month thanks to a few. March was normal except I could no longer give my mother a shout. Picked up the phone, and then remembered, which was totally weird. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, school was a day early let out. No one knew then that school was being for the year totally cleared. Easter came and went without people going to church or having dinner. May was spent learning Google Slides, Bitmoji Classroom and Zoom. When I learned it all, school was over and I did not feel like a winner. I was sheltering in place, at home, without friends in the month of June. In July I only went to two school houses to clean out my rooms. Assigned to new schools the coming year. I would see them on Zooms. Schools did not open when health department came in and yelled no. In actuality, we still do not know if and when it will be safe to go. Online virtual teaching has not made the teachers or students merry. Some students attend in the morning, but stop logging in after lunch. October now. I have not seen my ten grandchildren since January. USA politics, Covid-19, and 215, 000 deaths in one year - frankly, I do not like like the year 2020 a bunch.

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Date: 10/25/2020 4:45:00 PM
Hi Caren, I commiserate with you on an extremely challenging and sorrowful 2020. My husband passed away suddenly in February, we miss him so much. I pray for better days to come for us all.~
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/25/2020 9:32:00 PM
I hope that you were able to have a memorial service. My mothers was on Feb 2nd, Super Bowl Sunday!
Date: 10/23/2020 12:11:00 PM
Hello Caren, I do not like 2020 either. A horrible year. It is a horrible year for everyone. Enjoy your day my friend. hugs.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 10/24/2020 11:44:00 AM
Hello Caren, you are right, it does not seem to be getting any better. Hugs Darlene.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/23/2020 4:07:00 PM
It does not seem any better now that we are nearing the end of it.
Date: 10/23/2020 8:33:00 AM
- My father died in January ... /// --- //// and I have not seen my grandchildren in one year ... I agree: "I do not like the year 2020" ... Can we start all over again :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/23/2020 4:08:00 PM
I am sorry to hear about your father; it is truly a horrible time when death bites your family. It is always unexpected even when it is expected. I am so ready to see my grandchildren. My friends are inviting me out to eat. I had relented a few weeks ago, but not now. The USA had 77,000 new Covid-19 cases TODAY!