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2 hours ago, TeeRick said:

We were supposed to have Thanksgiving dinner at my son and daughter-in-law's new home with her Mom and Dad (from out of state) too.  Seven of us total.  We just decided to cancel it.  So sad and disappointing really.  We are going to do some type of ZOOM dinner at out individual Thanksgiving tables.

Smart move. We will not go into our son's home. If the weather permits we sit outside (bundled up) for about 1/2 hour. But winter will be much to cold for that. It is sad, but we have to survive this. Then we can celebrate BIG TIME!

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10 hours ago, TeeRick said:

We were supposed to have Thanksgiving dinner at my son and daughter-in-law's new home with her Mom and Dad (from out of state) too.  Seven of us total.  We just decided to cancel it.  So sad and disappointing really.  We are going to do some type of ZOOM dinner at out individual Thanksgiving tables.

I think  ZOOM is a great idea..Not the sane as in person but safer and no one has to take on the hosting chores..with  respnsibility for added safety safeguards.

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2 minutes ago, hcat said:

I think  ZOOM is a great idea..Not the sane as in person but safer and no one has to take on the hosting chores..with  respnsibility for added safety safeguards.

I do hope anybody zooming, particularly for social/family stuff, is using Celebrity’s poolside backdrop or the martini bar... 

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4 minutes ago, hcat said:

I think  ZOOM is a great idea..Not the sane as in person but safer and no one has to take on the hosting chores..with  respnsibility for added safety safeguards.

Same..not sane

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On 11/21/2020 at 12:19 PM, cantstopingcruising said:

Smart move. We will not go into our son's home. If the weather permits we sit outside (bundled up) for about 1/2 hour. But winter will be much to cold for that. It is sad, but we have to survive this. Then we can celebrate BIG TIME!

We do the same.  Really, really missing family but will not burden our children with the thought that they possibly made us sick.  They better be ready for some huge, long hugs when this is all over though.

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8 minutes ago, Grandmaanne7 said:

We do the same.  Really, really missing family but will not burden our children with the thought that they possibly made us sick.  They better be ready for some huge, long hugs when this is all over though.

We have some in Ontario and we don;t get to see them at all. Also waiting for BIG HUGS!

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It was estimated that 3 million people went through US airports between Friday and Sunday.  They say that is 50% of normal Thanksgiving travel but still a huge number ignoring travel warnings.  Not to mention the millions traveling in private autos to stay and dine with families and friends.   About 2-3 weeks after Thanksgiving we will see an enormous spike in cases right before Christmas.  Not looking good.

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We are in Florida..ZOOMING with dtr, sil, grandsons in New York.

 

They are still pondering the trip south in mid Dec....that could be a very critical time for spikes and spread...hope they do the right thing!

 

HAPPY  THANKSGIVING !

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The Cousins usually have a large Thanksgiving Day Feast / Family Reunion.  

One of the Aunts & Uncles used to host...
Now that they are no longer with us - it's held in an indoor Park Pavilion...

We've not been able to join in 20+ years.

This year they are doing a Zoom Call/Toast @ 8:00 AM AK Time...

Thinking my Toast may be w/ a Mimosa...

 

Happy Thanksgiving All!

Participation House | A place to call home.

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On 11/25/2020 at 8:26 PM, Von & John said:

The Cousins usually have a large Thanksgiving Day Feast / Family Reunion.  

One of the Aunts & Uncles used to host...
Now that they are no longer with us - it's held in an indoor Park Pavilion...

We've not been able to join in 20+ years.

This year they are doing a Zoom Call/Toast @ 8:00 AM AK Time...

Thinking my Toast may be w/ a Mimosa...

 

Happy Thanksgiving All!

Participation House | A place to call home.

Hey there.....great post...I know your Mimosa was great

so was my Bloody Ceasar......you’re still welcome over at our place

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We had a great Thanksgiving with just the two of us for dinner. Earlier in the day we did Zoom bingo with our daughters' families that live in our area. We were reluctant about joining them and grateful that they called it. Today is my birthday and we all met up in a parking lot between our homes. Exchanged birthday presents with our daughter whose birthday is 12/3. Here are the grandkids with their presents.

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10 hours ago, mljatsea said:

 

We had a great Thanksgiving with just the two of us for dinner. Earlier in the day we did Zoom bingo with our daughters' families that live in our area. We were reluctant about joining them and grateful that they called it. Today is my birthday and we all met up in a parking lot between our homes. Exchanged birthday presents with our daughter whose birthday is 12/3. Here are the grandkids with their presents.

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What a GREAT idea.....participate in these important days anyway you can.  Two of my grandchildren's b'days were this week ...they live too far away to do something like this....so good wishes over zoom best we could come up with.  Lovely looking kids BTW!

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21 hours ago, mljatsea said:

 

We had a great Thanksgiving with just the two of us for dinner. Earlier in the day we did Zoom bingo with our daughters' families that live in our area. We were reluctant about joining them and grateful that they called it. Today is my birthday and we all met up in a parking lot between our homes. Exchanged birthday presents with our daughter whose birthday is 12/3. Here are the grandkids with their presents.

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Very creative and safe.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

We enjoyed the ZOOM  Thanksgiving get together with our grands.. the baby , 7 month old was  very engaged as we held up little toys to get his attention... It was so nice seeing him, his brother and mommy!.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Appropriate to the topic - How are things where you are?

 

Here is a link to a new map and tool that looks at COVID hospitalizations specifically in your area and looks at the actual hospital data in your area.  It was published yesterday.  I hope it gets updated frequently.  The hospitals where I live in Montgomery County PA are not overwhelmed (yet) but it is getting pretty bad post-Thanksgiving surge.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/12/09/944379919/new-data-reveal-which-hospitals-are-dangerously-full-is-yours

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Here is the latest from my state (PA).  As of Dec 12th these additional restrictions were ordered by our governor.

 

Until Jan. 4, Pennsylvania will shut down indoor dining, suspend school sports and extracurriculars, close all casinos, gyms, and other entertainment venues, lower retail occupancy limits, and sharply reduce the number of people allowed to gather in one place from Saturday.

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I'm near Reading...so only an hour away from you. Speaking of the "limitations", my wife was just reading about a restaurant who was open yesterday (in defiance of the restrictions). Said he feels people need to get out to eat and that he takes proper precautions, etc. All this while being interviewed with no mask on LOL  Here's the thing - the local law enforcement doesn't want to be the heavy to cite or fine these establishments. There are several businesses right in my hometown area that routinely have been violating the masking regulations - both employees and customers. Just this morning I saw 3 younger guys in our grocery store without masks - one of whom had no compunction about going up to and asking questions of one of the employees who was stocking shelves, etc. I never would have expected this contentiousness over masking, distancing, etc. 

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15 minutes ago, OnTheJourney said:

next surge will be post-Christmas...probably even moreso. 

I hope not.  The spread is actually exponential.  But less people travel at Christmas vs. Thanksgiving.  Also maybe the Thanksgiving surge has taught people a lesson.  But that is truly wishful thinking.

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31 minutes ago, OnTheJourney said:

I'm near Reading...so only an hour away from you. Speaking of the "limitations", my wife was just reading about a restaurant who was open yesterday (in defiance of the restrictions). Said he feels people need to get out to eat and that he takes proper precautions, etc. All this while being interviewed with no mask on LOL  Here's the thing - the local law enforcement doesn't want to be the heavy to cite or fine these establishments. There are several businesses right in my hometown area that routinely have been violating the masking regulations - both employees and customers. Just this morning I saw 3 younger guys in our grocery store without masks - one of whom had no compunction about going up to and asking questions of one of the employees who was stocking shelves, etc. I never would have expected this contentiousness over masking, distancing, etc. 

Some just won't follow rules which aren't enforced or led by example.

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1 hour ago, OnTheJourney said:

Vaccines on the way....

I heard an interesting discussion about the vaccines today.  They will do a very good job keeping people from getting too ill. But even once vaccinated we will still be able to catch and transmit the covid-19. As far as they know now. So we might get sick, mild flu-like symptoms or maybe totally asymptomatic, but will still need to distance, mask, etc. to protect others.

I will be in line to get the vaccine, but I will wait for those more in need to get their shot first. 

Stan

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Things are pretty normal where I am. I can travel interstate now that borders have reopened. No mask wearing, able to eat out, go to movies, football, cricket, beach etc.

The only COVID cases are international arrivals in hotel quarantine. Still can't travel internationally but looks like New Zealand travel bubble will open soon. Having a hot and stormy summer so far. Vaccination (Pfizer) is expected to start about March as our government is watching the roll out in UK and US.

Stay safe y'all.

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