Monday, April 20, 2020

We are not now or then alone.

Will this be a statement for all of us.
We all look at history and wonder about all the things we are thinking in our own time. Nothing was easy to see and the ones who were facing their own disasters.

This is a newspaper article when our gr-gr-greats read what was their own pandemics. 


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This was on a FB site that my hometown had displayed.


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The doctor and an assistant would travel through the county to diagnose and treat. My Grandma Cardiff went with him. For some reason, she did not catch it.

We are not alone. We have each other, even though we have to distance ourselves from those we love and know.

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    1. Watching news shows idiots socializing without masks on busy streets horrifies me.

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  2. We are not alone, and this visit to the past shows epidemics are not new. I am planning a big trip today, all the way to my back yard. How was your visit to your kitchen, ha ha.

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    1. Well, I cleaned it good. When that sounds like an excellent time, is an accomplishment.

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  3. we were talking about how bad this would be without interent and tv coverage. we all know what is happening moment by moment all day long. back then they had to rely on papers and sometimes the papers were days/weeks old.

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  4. We are indeed all in this together. I have longed for world unity - but not this way.

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    1. This will certainly changed how people deal with eachother.

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  5. That doctor and your grandmother were heroes. That was providing medical care the hard way.

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    1. What medication or vaccine could possibly help at that time? I need to find that out.

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  6. Although my internet has been spotty at best, I still believe it is a life saver. Even my TV is a blessing. Of course, I bet that was even before electricity, although I was unable to see any of the photos. No wonder your grandmother traveled. I bet she felt it was her duty and had a sense of satisfaction at the same time. She truly WAS a hero.

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    1. This was right around WW1 and young ladies her age were glad to help in any way.

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  7. You are right. We are NOT alone. The internet and telephone -- t hings our ancestors never had -- are our lifelinks to others, for which I'm grateful. I loved your grandmother's story.

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    1. She was about 16 or so. Why she didn't catch anything surprises me.

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  8. I often wonder how future historians will view our time. Social media will undoubtedly provide them with lots of material. There is so much of it. It may be bewildering.

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    1. Will those future historians ever be able to gather so much info, which would be massive?

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  9. Nothing changes. That newspaper clipping could have been from Ohio. Many towns, counties, have the same names.

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    1. Exactly. All those epidemics were widely spread in the MidWest.

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  10. We are not alone...we're all in this together...and we MUST never forget our mates...nor those we do not know....we are all in this together.

    Respect and consideration have to rule!

    Take good care...best wishes to you and yours. :)

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    1. We are learning so much though this pandemic.

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  11. I'm so grateful for TV and the internet. And phones. It's so easy to stay in touch even when we can't touch each other.

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  12. I took a visit to our basement again. My Girl ask me to come up every once in awhile. I did find the article interesting. Also the doctor. It is amazing that many Drs and folks like your grandma did not catch there diseases. AMAZing.
    Love from here,
    Sherry & jack, STAY SAFE!

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  13. The more things change...

    We have to physical distance, but with technology, we really do not have to remain that socially distant.

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  14. Yes, this certainly isn't the first epidemic in history and it won't be the last.

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  15. Times were so much harder back then, and in particular for the doctors who worked so hard travelling their districts to tend to all without any of the modern medicines and conveniences known today.

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    1. Mom always told me how old Dr. Wells (her town) would be so worn out, that he'd fall asleep on the way home. His two horses knew the way so they'd take him back home.

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  16. Amen. But the change is coming... I'm already back at work.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!