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Troubled times

Editor, the Journal

We have had many, many, many bad times in the past. The Great Depression, two world wars, the (so-called) Cold War, to name a few, and we are now in the middle of two very bad situations that hang over us like a double whammy of a hurricane and tornado not in just one place, but everywhere.

The virus spreads like a wildfire, completely out of control. As we fight it in one area, trying to mitigate it, it starts up somewhere else.

The economy, if not completely failing, is in great jeopardy as people cannot safely work because of the virus. And, of course, the hardest hit, are those living paycheck to paycheck, with no backup to help. We don’t know what to do about the schools for this year and the next. How can grammar school teachers teach and also make sure that their students don’t touch one another, let alone others’ books, papers, etc.? This also presents another problem. If a parent should get work, how will they get someone to watch their children at home and afford what that cost would be?

Pat Vandehey



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