Family History, Traditions

Monday Musings – 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

I never expected to have any reason to ever write about a plague on this blog, yet here we are, smack dab in the middle of it.

I work at a software company and am luckily able to work at home during this time. Today while I was plugging away on my work computer, my genealogy laptop caught my eye, taunting me, begging me to come play.

Although I was a good girl and worked, it got me to thinking about my families. I have a few ancestors that lived through the Spanish flu epidemic, and one that I think may have died during that time, although I’ve not been able to confirm a cause of death yet. How will our progeny learn about us during this Coronavirus pandemic?

One thing that I think will be of great importance is for us to leave a journal or some type of diary about what we do during this “social distancing” time. We may think it’s inconvenient to have to bake our own bread (ugh….that’s a story for another post) and stay ten feet from others, but how fun would it be to find something like that from our ancestors?

If you have nothing else to do during this time in confinement, consider telling your descendants how you spend this time and the effect the virus has had on your daily life. You never know, your words might be the highlight of someone’s whole month in a couple of generations!

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