Memorial Day – 2020 24 Sunday May 2020 Posted by Richard in Articles & Books of Interest, The Outer Loop ≈ 3 Comments TagsCOVID-19 Deaths, Memorial Day 2020, The New York Times
This is so sad It is a war on humanity and I pray we will win this war . These people will be like heroes who help save the rest of us
Penn Staples said:
Well done, NYT. It’s so important to see beyond the numbers. Each reference suggests a wealth of life and living. For those who pulled the cover and pages together, it just had to be beyond a grueling task. For us beyond, the tragedy of each loss is laid bare in heartbreaking starkness.
Diane Kupelian said:
Each name is a world to the family who lost that loved one. My husband’s mother died of COVID-19 April 3, in her nursing home. She was the last of her generation in that family that had lived through the Nazi occupation in France. Pierre has been going through family photos, and now, he has no one to ask to identify who is in the picture…just one of the many little things he thought he had more time for. She was elderly, but healthy, and well cared for, and we expected to be visiting her in Williamstown once a month for some years to come.
Death coming suddenly just catches us up short. We can’t take anything for granted. I’m so grateful she felt loved and cared for. We miss her. Not being able to be with her at the end, and not being able to have a service for her and see others who loved her, makes it harder.
The people who took care of her were marvelous, and we are deeply grateful for their loving care.