Linda

Covid-History Item Type Metadata

Age

73

Date

12/09/2020

Location

Saratoga Springs

When did the impact of COVID-19 first occur to you? How did your reaction to COVID-19 change between then and the first case in your town?

Early March. I became more concerned quickly even though we had little impact here at first. My husband’s grandmother had told us stories of the 1918-20 epidemic in Fort Edward which rolled very vividly back to me. These stories were told to us 50+ years ago. I was astonished at how clearly I remembered her words.

How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?

I don’t see my friends and, now, don’t see other family members. We had Thanksgiving alone and will do so for Christmas

How are you feeling? What are you doing to relieve stress?

Luckily, I like my husband and we have very similar views. I am an avid reader, knitter and sewist, so I have much to occupy my time. We talk often about how much easier our lives are than many others around us. Being grateful helps so much.

What have you noticed has changed in your community since the outbreak? What has surprised you?

I am astonished at how many people are so blasé about this. Even now, 9 months into this, this area has not been heavily impacted, so I guess it’s easy.

Are you a business owner who has had to close? If you are still open, how have you had to adjust how your business operates?

No

Are you an essential employee? What do you do? What precautions are being taken at your workplace? What precautions are implementing at home?

No

Are you an employee who has been laid off or furloughed? Were you able to get unemployment? Were you able to retain your health insurance?

No

Are you working from home? What adjustments or challenges are you experiencing?

N/A

Do you have children at home? How’s it going?

No

If you’re a student, was school canceled? Were you able to complete your studies online? Do you think you’ll be back on campus in the fall?

N/A

How are you using social media, the Internet, or digital platforms during the pandemic?

Just to keep up on news and stay in touch with family and friends

Did you have to postpone any major life events? (e.g. Graduation, wedding, major birthday) What did you do instead?

Thanksgiving and Christmas, my daughter’s 50th birthday party

Do you have animals? Did you adopt a pet? How have they impacted your day?

We lost both our cat and our dog during this, so that part was extremely hard. I actually don’t think the pandemic had anything to do with their loss. They were both old and sick. We miss them terribly.

Did you or someone you know contract COVID-19? What was it like?

N/A

If you lost someone during the pandemic, how did you celebrate their lives?

N/A

What would you want future generations to know about the 2020 pandemic? How would you recommend they prepare for it?

TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!!!

How do you think this pandemic will change how we behave going forward? What will the “new normal” look like?

Not sure

Is there anything else you would like to add that hasn't already been asked above?

Doing this has helped me sort out my feelings. That is always good.

Dublin Core

Title

Linda

Subject

COVID-19 (Disease)

Publisher

Southern Adirondack Library System

Contributor

Southern Adirondack Library System

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Language

English

Type

Covid History

Identifier

12241919206

Coverage

Coronavirus Pandemic

Citation

“Linda,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed August 10, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/285.

Output Formats

Geolocation