Hi Everyone and welcome to the sixth week of Family Fridays. I have to apologize for the brevity of today’s post, but our internet is down AGAIN, and I’m typing this on my iPhone which is not optimum for something like this. As of last night, Alabama now has 7,068 confirmed cases of Covid-19, and 272 people who have died. That’s an increase of 1,236 confirmed positives, and 75 deaths. Despite this, we’ve moved from a stay-at-home order to a safer-at-home edict which took effect at 5:00 pm last night. That means beaches can open but with a ban on gatherings of 10 people or more and people must still observe the 6 feet apart rule. Retail stores may reopen with a 50% occupancy rate in addition to social distancing and sanitation guidelines. All medical procedures can now take place as long as providers follow Covid-19 rules and guidelines. Staying closed: Churches, schools (closed for the academic year), restaurant dining areas, entertainment venues, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors, etc. Needless to say, there are some very unhappy Alabamians. While I’m not thrilled with the state opening up when we still have people dying, at least Governor Ivey is taking a somewhat measured approach and not recklessly throwing caution to the wind. So, that’s it from my neck of the woods. How are all of you?
For this week’s spot of positivity, I’d like to feature Captain Tom Moore. A British WWII hero, he’s proven that heroism has no age limit.