Well, hair salons and pet groomers are open. Charlie Dog and I will both be going in soon to get rid of my pandemic hair and his pandemic nails.
Events are starting to slowly happen, but nothing big yet.
New Bedford has cancelled all outdoor events until the fall, and that includes fireworks on the Fourth, and the Big Feast (we wrote about that a couple of weeks ago). But, slowly, things are opening up: the beaches (no restrooms in New Bedford, though…say WHAT?), farmers markets (food items only), the zoo (outside only), and some tourism tours at the fort.
Meanwhile, the seniors are graduating, but they can’t have their traditional ceremony.
There will be a long procession, though, from Acushnet to Fairhaven (see page 4). The route goes past some special places for the students, like their old schools, and ends up at the high school, where they will receive their diplomas, one by one getting out of the car to pick it up.
It won’t be traditional, but I think it might make for some fun memories for them. At least I hope it does.
Graduating from high school is a milestone, so is graduating from college. The whole community should share in the joy of the kids and their families.
So, if you live along the route, or within walking distance, don your mask and take a walk and line the route to cheer them on. I think the kids will appreciate it.
This week would’ve been the Memorial Day parade, unfortunately, COVID-19 scuttled those plans. But there are several videos you can watch of the ceremonies that were held. See page 5 for Fairhaven, and page 8 for New Bedford.
The phased opening of the state is continuing (see page 3), and hopefully, it will keep to the schedule and we can get back to some sort of normal pretty soon.
Summer is here, it seems, with warm weather and the need to get outside and play in the sun.
Fishing, swimming, bike riding, and all other manner of horsing around must commence.
And, no, I’m not going to fight with you about your mask. Wear it or don’t. I’ll be wearing mine.
Until next week then…see ya,
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