I was wandering about the Web, via the Google News feature, and reading about how my local community is doing re Covid 19 because I now have about a half dozen immediate neighbors all quarantining due to exposure to Corona virus victims at school or at work or somewhere.
So during my search for more local information, I ran across an article in USA Today which also included a long side article of 200 cartoons about the Corona virus pandemic, and the reaction of my fellow Americans to the changes wrought by the pandemic. Some of them I found very funny, although often funny in a rather sad manner.
I was reflecting this morning, and realized that I misunderstood what we were supposed to have done last summer. I recently took my outboard boat in for fogging and winterizing for winter storage, despite it's lack of use this year due to Covid - and I mentioned in passing to my dealer, that I was pleased to see they were still open and in business, and he laughed loudly, and said he had had the best summer he has ever had!!
All of his customers were in their boats at the lake, not occaisionally on weekends, but every day all summer long - and he was very busy caring for them and their outboards. Party Hardy. I gained a newer, better understanding of the images from the 14th century Black Death period.
It finally dawned on me - A great many people were unable to work, due to stay in place, and instead went to the lake for a long summer party in their boats. Out of doors as recommended, in the sunlight, but not really social distancing in small outboard boats perhaps......
We are now experiencing the results of that party - my local hospital has four refrigerated trailers idling outside its morgue.