Well, Iowa has been open for over a month with no ill effects. My husband's hospital is closing the covid clinic because there are no patients. It should be a joyous time, but as you all know, things are much much worse. Even after 9/11, I thought my country was invincible, that the republic would stand and our freedoms would remain intact. I am doubting that for the first time in my life. Too many people I know are pretending antifa is a good thing. I don't even know what to say. Burning the country to the ground is a good thing? A good friend actually posted something comparing them to the men who stormed the beach at Normandy "they are both fighting fascism!" I have no words for such complete foolishness, I can't believe someone I know believes this lie.
July 4th has always been my favorite day of the year, antique shows, hot sunny weather, hot dogs and popsicles all crowned with a glorious fireworks display. I could just cry that we aren't even going to celebrate as a country this year.