While most of the USA is under some sort of shelter in place, my hometown had to abandon that in order to help those who needed assistance after the tornado that struck recently.
Marvin and I drove into town to pick up some lunch and then we made our way to the park to enjoy it. While we were there we saw these men working.
They were putting up wreaths in memory of the seven Chatsworth citizens who lost their lives in the tornado.
I borrowed this picture from Cousin Scott( Scott Kuhn Photography.
Love Leaves a Memory No One Can Steal. So true.
The people here in my little home town are out and about. Most wear masks but they are doing everything they can to help those who need it. Many of the churches are stepping up to prepare meals for the displaced families as well as those working to clean up the damage. It makes me proud to be from Murray County.
Here in Alabama, Grandma Ivey, our nickname for our governor, has opened all retail stores with limits. However, our salons are still closed. Restaurants are still curbside.Churches remain closed. The beaches are open. Seems a bit arbitrary but she makes the rules. The good news is Hobby Lobby will be opening and the bad news is I cannot get a haircut until May 15th or there bouts. Glad I am a low maintenance gal as I can certainly wait two more weeks. I will admit to cutting my bangs about a week ago. Susanna, my hairdresser, has taught me how to cut them in a pinch as they often get too long between hair appts. I only go about every five to six weeks per my routine. I saw that someone had posted on FB, we can go back to work but we will be looking pretty raggedy.:)
I had to go to Target to pick up a RX. I wore my mask and went directly to the pharmacy and then left. There were a good many people shopping in Target. Most had on masks. I have noticed the younger people are not wearing the face protection. One of the frustrating things for me as a SMILER...is that I cannot see if people are smiling back at me. I hope my eyes look smily. We can alll use a smile and a nod as we are socially distancing.
The besties and I plan to have lunch this week here at my house. They are bringing a sack lunch and we will sit six feet apart. I am providing dessert. It will be so good to have some conversation. I love my husband but I am tired of talking to him. One of my cross stitch buddies dropped by to leave some project bags I had ordered and we visited for a bit. Marvin was upstairs. When he came down he said he thought I had lost it and was talking to myself. Hope that made you smile!! It made me laugh out loud.
Marvin and I did make a trip to the Mennonite grocery store out in the country. It was a nice ride and we picked up some lovely comfort foods. I like to purchase my vanilla there and I needed some. Several people in the store. A few with masks. The Mennonites have changed a few things but overall it was my usual shopping experience there. We picked up some chocolate chip cookies and dehydrated mini marshmallows for Landon and Kendall. We dropped them off and we got to see Landon...Kendall is INDOORSY so she did not come out. Amelia and Todd are working from home so we visited a moment outside before leaving. What are mini dehydrated Marshmallows you may ask?. Well they are like the Charms in Lucky Charms. When the grands were young, they always wanted me to buy Lucky Charms. But they only ate the Charms. So this is a snack for them to remember the good old days. And hey, those Charms are mighty tasty.:)
Keep smiling friends, Be Hopeful. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.