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WRITE ON: And then, there was Covid-19

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How many times has the phrase “And then, there was Covid” crept into your conversations?

Probably too often. Way too often.

It became a not-very-funny punchline last weekend chatting with longtime friends about aborted travel plans, canceled vacations, missed job opportunities, called-off visits to relatives in distant states, as well as skipping sad trips to be with family and friends to honor the dead.

Instead of attending funerals, we checked in via Zoom. It was hardly the same as offering condolences in person.

No hugs. No shared tears. No shared laughter over crazy memories.

Ditto for offering congratulations for marriages, christenings and anniversaries.

We also talked about how one of those ‘And-then-there-was-Covid’ moments hit me squarely with the cancellation of the September Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association’s annual dinner and fundraiser at the Harbor Hotel in........

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