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Dealing with pandemic No. 2 — 100 years apart

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Dorothy Reed measures material to make protective masks.

by ’Tricia Devereaux  

My dear 106-year-old (she will be 107 on June 9) Great-Great Aunt Dorothy lived through the flu epidemic of 1918, and now she is living through the COVID-19 crisis of 2020. 

To stay safe from this terrible virus, she has been isolating at home with her son, Jim Reed, keeping her company. 

To stay busy and productive during the stay-at-home directive, she was spending her time making quilt tops for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church until she read the plea in the Wenatchee World for people to make facemasks and gowns. 

Always one to help when there’s a need, she put her quilting projects aside, and using her old Singer sewing machine, she started making face masks. 

Aunt Dorothy’s positive can-do attitude would do Rosie the Riveter proud, and it does us proud too. 

She’s our inspiration!

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