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Old 04-12-2020, 03:36 PM
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Social distancing includes Easter! It does not mean you go to someone's house for dinner even if you're only going for 2 hours!!!


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Agreed!
Old 04-12-2020, 03:45 PM
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We normally do a huge dinner with my aunt, brother, and his girl friend for Easter.

It's just the three of us tonight because social distancing + mom is working the covid unit + brother's nursing home he works at has 2 cases.

I wanted to do a lot of stuff today, instead I'm home and just chilling.

It's not worth it to take that risk right now.
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Old 04-12-2020, 03:49 PM
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Tell me about it. A very high risk person in my family did that. As if the fact that it's a holiday makes it reasonable.

I've felt sick about it all day.
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Thatís awful!
Old 04-12-2020, 03:55 PM
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This will never end until we all work together to stay apart.
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Old 04-12-2020, 04:06 PM
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I dropped off little Easter baskets for my sister and my elderly friend. We put them by the door, called to let them know they were there and briefly chatted (with face masks on) from about 10 feet apart. I sanitized everything and wore gloves before placing them in pre Covid 19 bags. On the way home, we saw lots of houses with many cars parked outside. Just really makes me upset. Yes, it stinks not to be with your family, but this too shall pass!


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Old 04-12-2020, 05:31 PM
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Saw a few on fb doing this...annoying!
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Old 04-12-2020, 05:38 PM
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Yes! My neighbors had a boatload of people over today .
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Old 04-12-2020, 07:20 PM
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We purchased, for the first time ever, an Easter ham/meal from a grocery store. DH picked it up and brought it home. Then we took some time making up three boxes containing ham, scalloped potatoes, rolls, green beans, pineapple, and cake.

DH drove to three his different immediate family homes to drop their Easter meal on their doorstep. One is his elderly parents. His two brothers never married, and one was sick. Round trip it was over two hours. He really is DH!

I truly think that had we not done this his parents would have tried to have had Easter dinner. They are still quite active.
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Old 04-12-2020, 07:37 PM
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Our neighbors had their kids and grandkids over today for Easter & a birthday party.
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Old 04-12-2020, 07:41 PM
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I hear ya and agree 100%! In our neighborhood today there were at least 3-4 houses where several cars were parked out front.

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Special Easter
Old 04-12-2020, 08:10 PM
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My neice and her husband, 4-year-old son and newborn daughter (2 months) all got dressed in their best Sunday clothes, took Easter pictures, and then sat down to a lovely meal....alone. They facetimed with grandparents and siblings, some of whom live in their same city, showed off their clothes and the baby's dress, and had themselves a lovely family Easter.

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Old 04-12-2020, 09:35 PM
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It was driving me crazy to see all the pictures posted on FB today of families getting together, doing easter egg hunts and socializing. We also have neighbors who were throwing a party...definitely NOT standing 6 feet apart. I wish everyone would just do the right thing right now.
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Old 04-12-2020, 11:22 PM
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I've seen it on facebook today too - but from different areas of the country than I live in. I honestly haven't seen it here. (WA state) I think we were scared straight pretty early on in this process and it feels very real. I talked to my adult children today by phone and also to my parents and siblings. I also talked to the family friends we usually celebrate with over the phone. None of us went anywhere except maybe outside into our own yards. I haven't seen anyone but DH since March 12th. We have each other and the ability to stay home, so we do. (Though to be honest, I wouldn't know if people were partying all over the place beyond my neighborhood because I haven't been anywhere.)

I know one person that went to her brother's house today. Both of them are single and have been alone (living alone, working at home) through this process. They sat outside on her brother's deck about 10 feet apart. I totally get their need to see someone and think they handled it in a socially responsible manner.
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Old 04-13-2020, 04:30 AM
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My neighbor across the street had a big party Saturday night. Irresponsible! 😞
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I have hosted a large Easter brunch
Old 04-13-2020, 09:17 AM
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every year for well over a decade.

I make several items that I only bake once a year. I just could not allow my family and friends to miss out on this event that they look forward to every year. So, I made everything.

Oh, then I boxed it up and delivered it to my brunch guests' porches. They enjoyed it with the people they live with and sent me photos and tweets.

Sure, they always said my almond bread and maple mustard bacon was to die for, but they meant the figuratively not literally.

Death does not take a holiday, even if a play with the title Death Takes a Holiday, was one of the best shows I have ever seen on Broadway.
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