Sparty On

Consequences of the COVID

  
By:  Sparty On  •  Family  •  last year  •  9 comments

Consequences of the COVID

Got to see my Father for the first time in over five months.    Through a screen and from a distance but we got to talk a little and he still has the Marine in him and managed to return the salute I gave him.

Love you Dad ..... Semper Fi!

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1  Buzz of the Orient    last year

I'm glad you got to experience something good during these bad times.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
1.1  author  Sparty On  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    last year

Thanks Buzz, it sucks to be sure but it also helps put all the bickering going on in the world today into perspective.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
2  Kathleen    last year

Nice that you got to see and talk to your dad Sparty.  These times are hard and we miss our loved ones.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
PhD Expert
3  Greg Jones    last year

It's nice to see good news for a change.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
Professor Guide
4  1stwarrior    last year

Tell your Dad - "Semper Fi" for me Sparty - and same to you.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
4.1  author  Sparty On  replied to  1stwarrior @4    last year

Thanks brother, that means world.

Semper Fi

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
4.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sparty On @4.1    last year

Thank him for his service from me. (SFC Army-Ret)

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
4.1.2  author  Sparty On  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.1    last year

Will do and thx.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
5  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    last year

Thanks to all of you that have served! 

I have to talk to my neighbors from a distance because they're up there in age; the eldest is 96 and the youngest is 72 I think.

My parents are still relatively "young" - in their 60's. My mom, dad and stepmom are very healthy, not on any regular meds, and I'm not too concerned about them, but my stepdad and in-laws, that's another story. My stepdad is 68, but had a quadruple bypass at 55, he recently had a vein replaced in his leg, which now is infected. He has COPD and still smokes. He is on 9 different regular meds and now on a very powerful antibiotic. My mother in-law is 77 and never has been in the best health, but last year had a couple cancerous tumors removed and had a partial mastectomy; she's on several regular meds. My father in-law is 80 and while mostly in good health [he had a short bout with bladder cancer and had to have his thyroid removed... the only med he's on is for his lack of thyroid], he's older than the rest of the aforementioned and needs to have his knee replacement adjusted, which means another surgery.

Those are the people I help out and they are the reason I am grateful to have a job in which I can work from home indefinitely if necessary. I can still see all of them because I don't go out in public; I order groceries online and do curbside pickup [which I've been doing for years anyway] and I don't have to really go anywhere else. I will have my teens run to the local "mom n pop" market for things once in a while, like for milk or bread and they always wear their masks and wash hands the moment they come into the house.