“The world was different. The world feared touch.”

I will never tire of beautiful days like today, a day with a cloudless blue sky, still air and a temperature of 42˚, a winter chill.

Stores are open even though the cape has had its first case of the virus, in Sandwich. Schools are closed either one or two weeks as a precaution and for deep cleaning. Events, meetings and most town programs are cancelled. Several libraries are closed. I can survive for two weeks on what is in my freezer, but I need cream, a second loaf of bread just in case, cat food and anything chocolate.

Yesterday I wandered. I took a ride with a couple of stops. The route was a circle from my home in South Dennis down Bass River Road to 6A. From there, my ride was all the way on 6A to Station Ave and South Yarmouth. From four corners in South Yarmouth, finally I turned on to 28 then drove a bit to 134, not so far from home. I did stop twice. The first was at the pasta and cheese shop. I bought frozen four cheese ravioli. I have a great recipe for lasagna using the frozen ravioli. I also bought just made pea soup and some Girl Scout cookies. The pea soup reminded me of my mother. She always made it when she had a ham bone. My father, my sister and I love pea soup. My mother always froze some for me. My other stop was Nancy’s Candies in Dennis. I bought my Easter treats for the Colorado bunch and for my friends, and I bought anise bears and two chocolate covered Oreos for me. When I got home, I changed into my cozies. I had the soup for dinner. It was amazingly delicious. Now I think I need to go back and buy more.

I need more cat food. I got an e-mail from my on-line pet store that the package due today will be as many as four or five days late. I guess I’m stuck. I’ll get dressed and go shopping and grumble all the while.

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10 Comments on ““The world was different. The world feared touch.””

  1. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    I had the brilliant idea to work the next couple of weeks in the public library. Unfortunately, all the public libraries are closed until March 20th. 🙁 I’m sure all this quarantine madness will help contain the virus somewhere. But, hundreds of people were crowded together in long lines at customs and immigration at the major airports yesterday awaiting to clear a government health check. One guy arrived at O’Hare in Chicago and took nearly four hours to enter the US. He said the medical check was the fastest part of the process. Driving around today it looks like many businesses and restaurants open are booming.

    The Mayor of Philadelphia closed all the schools, but then opened all the recreation centers so the kids will have places to go. That seems counterproductive as well as just stupid. 🙁 Has Trump’s Corona virus test come back negative? It seems he had a party at his place in Florida a couple of weeks ago with several people who have since tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. The worst part would be him dying and having that moron Mike Pence as President. 🙁 Sadly too many sad imoggies today.

    Cloudy with light drizzle and a little cooler than yesterday.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Trump does not to have the virus. You are right about Pence. He drives me crazy. He has adopted the Trumpian third person to describe himself.

      I saw the news with those long lines. They run totally contrary to the medical recommendations so I wonder how many cases will come from that. The number has jumped here in Massachusetts. The governor is now on TV listing the rules for this pandemic here. Schools are closed for three weeks, gatherings of 25 or more people are banned, all bars and restaurants can have no on site food until mid-April. Take-out, though, is not in the ban.

      Getting colder tonight!

      • Bob Cohen Says:

        Wow! Bars and restaurants closed, except for takeout, in the state. Dallas county now has 14 confirmed cases out of more than one million people. The DFW area has about 4.5 million people and Tarrent county had 14 cases yesterday, Collin county has 8 and Denton county has one case. I think these restrictions are a bit draconian.

      • katry Says:

        This state has over 164 cases. The first case and the majority after that had attended the Biogen conference in Boston. The hotel where they stayed has been closed so they can do deep cleaning.

        The actual number of virus cases is under-reported because of the slowness of testing and that some people didn’t choose to be tested. This is spreading quickly. If we continue to live life as if nothing is happening, we will be responsible for its continuing to spread.

  2. Hedley Says:

    In the quiet of a sunny Michigan afternoon, I am spending my solitude with Joni Mitchell and generally gurgling at Mrs MDH that Joni is a whack job but a music genius

    I ventured out to Parish Council to address the onslaught of the conservative. The AOD is ignoring the directive of Francis regarding inclusion and we are bearing the brunt of the vulgarity of the Archbishop

    The skies are blue, Joni is singing, I am reading a Philip Kerr novel…oh, she just said…the last time I saw Richard was Detroit in 68…

    I’m ok

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      She is a musical genius, and she is a bit of a whack job. I have to agree with you. Her album Clouds was with me in Africa and definitely made the evenings as we sat and listened and played games.

      Archbishops are 4th on the feudal hierarchy list of the church. They never forget that.

      That sounds like a wonderful day!!

  3. Rowen Says:

    Glorious ’70s set.

  4. Birgit Says:

    It was a sunny spring day here too, perfect for a short bike trip. To avoid the tram I went for the nearby renatured coal pit with a forced workers memorial, back though a public park. I was surprised to see so many people outside, the playground in the park was full of families and kids. Crazy. Corona party? Schools are closed from tomorrow on.

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      The governor of Massachusetts gave his speech detailing changes due to the virus. Schools closed, restaurants and bars closed except for take-out restaurants and no groups numbering 25 or more.

      I saw my first face mask yesterday. The woman was by herself walking on the bike trail. Today they announced the first case on the Cape. This is changing the world.


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