Live in the Time of Coronavirus, Pt 22: First Anniversary-What Would You Include?

The traditional 1st-anniversary gift is considered to be paper, while the modern gift is a clock, which commemorates the passage of time over this important first year.

What artifacts would you include on the first anniversary of COVID?

  1. paper mask
  2. shot record of COVID vaccinations
  3. COVID test results, perhaps showing luck or virtue
  4. snips of the changing political and social views on mask wearing
  5. changed work schedule or filing for unemployment benefits
  6. pictures of friends and family that you have not seen for a year
  7. cancelled event tickets
  8. programs for events never attended
  9. invitation to your first post-COVID gathering
  10. take-out menus
  11. 2020/21 calendars showing how empty life was, except maybe for medical appointments and Zoom meetings
  12. diary (see calendar entry)
  13. copies of all of the COVID jokes and toilet paper memes sent around by people desperate for a reason to smile or even laugh
  14. election memorabilia
  15. collection of recipes used this past year
  16. pictures of the garden or other hobbies you took up this year
  17. lessons plans from home schooling
  18. list of lessons learned
  19. changing or morphing political/cultural opinions
  20. new books read or streaming platforms watched

14 thoughts on “Live in the Time of Coronavirus, Pt 22: First Anniversary-What Would You Include?”

  1. It’s really hard to document a black hole. If I had thought of it, I suppose I might have kept a journal, but then every page would have said “Same as yesterday”. My highlights have been daily trips to get a cup of coffee and a weekly trip at dawn to get groceries. Ho-Hum.

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    1. You have to quit living life in the fast lane, Rolig. Hopefully, 2021 will get better. They say 2 weeks after you have your final shot, you should be fairly good to go.

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