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Its Been A Good Week


There are just some weeks that are better than other weeks, and with the run our family has been on, this one was better than most. Of course we can never have a completely good week without there being at least one bad thing happen, and this week is no exception to that.


The one downer to our week was the news that a good friends brother received some pretty bad news about his health. We of course are keeping positive thoughts and saying a prayer for him and his family.

For me, Linda, her mom, and my mom, this Covid crises is finally moving from the darkness into the light. On Tuesday, everybody but Doris received our second shot of Pfizer, and we are now 95% covered against this deadly virus. On Friday Doris got her second Moderna shot and she is 90% safe. I cannot tell you the feeling of relief we have knowing that we, but most importantly, our mothers are finally safe.


I can't tell you, but I can show you how a few friends we met in line celebrated after their shots.

What a fun group of guys, and by the way, outstanding selection at the open bar.


Aside from the feeling of being safe, we can now, finally, begin to regain some of the freedoms we used to take for granted. Friday night we met a friend for cocktail hour, something we haven't done for nearly a year.


I may go visit an old friend, back East, this summer and enjoy some time on his boat as we sample cold beer from the various bars around the lake. Linda might finally get a chance to go visit her nieces this year, something they, and she, miss dearly. I might even get back to selling houses now that things look to be opening up, finally.


All of this could not have come at a better time since we have hit the lowest point in our Covid capsule lockdown. This last week we finally reached the end of the entertainment line. We have already seen everything on the internet, and we now have reached the end of cable offerings.

We have been forced into watching old movies on TCM in the mornings. Turner Classic Movies are neither classic, nor movies, like we are used to. I'm sure in the day these were something. Today they are still something, but not like you would think.

Here are three of the movies we watched this past week. Starting out Monday with "The Toast of New Orleans". Doesn't this sound exciting. A New Orleans fisherman fights snobbery to become an opera star. The only thing I learned is that I thought Kathryn Grayson was someone else.


Staying with the entertainment industry, Tuesday's selection was "Blondie of the Follies". Here's a movie concept you never see, two showgirls on the road from rags to riches compete for the same man. After 90 minutes I still am not sure which one was Marion Davies and which one was Billie Dove. Oh, and I decided that I didn't really care.


Finally, on Thursday we sat through "Everything I Have Is Yours", another entertainment beauty. In this one the story line is that, on the eve of her big Broadway break, a dancer discovers she's pregnant. Pretty racy for 1952, pretty not interesting for 2021. Hard to believe it was dull with the exciting cast of Marge Champion, Gower Champion, and Dennis O'keefe. I know Gower Champion!


Needless to say we are absolutely ready to get back to our regular programming and life. It has been reported that anyone who wants a Covid vaccine will be able to get one by the end of May, basically 60 days from now. This means that we will all be able to not have to think before doing, or not doing, simple things, like going to the store, or maybe, finally, going out for lunch or dinner. Remember when we did things like that?


I hope all of you are able to get vaccinated quickly and that you all remain safe. We have, as a country, endured one of the most difficult years in quite a while. I hope we don't have to do it again in my lifetime. Who knew I would ever look forward to going to Home Goods.

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