LETTERS: Visiting with our loved ones

To the editor:

I cried as I mailed my beloved wife an anniversary card, marking our 62nd one. I cried, because of Covid-19, I wasn’t able to see her for three months during the lockdown, and now, I am lucky to see her twice a month, outside, six feet apart at a table. With a mask on it’s so difficult to talk to my wife because she is a soft talker. So, since March 13, I have seen very little of my wife and, believe me, I’m sure, others in the same boat are hurting, too. Also, we loved ones on the outside know what an awful stress it is on those caretakers who not only have to wear a mask at work, but have to listen to the woes of those stuck inside, and still try as best they can to make life as comfortable as they can for their patients.

I was told that in November we will be able to Zoom to visit, but I remind people that a lot of us elderly don’t have computers, smart phones, etc. We are praying that maybe the homes will loosen up and at least let us visit inside once in a while. I realize we would still have to wear masks but would love to be able to just give my wife a big hug, and unfortunately, can’t kiss her. What a way to live, eh?

I sure hope all the readers are praying for an end to this pandemic as for us people, old and suffering with love ones in nursing homes, maybe add us in your prayers as it sure looks like only a miracle will save us before all us old folks die before enjoying our short time left, hoping to see and love our loved ones.

Frank Slason


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