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March 23, 2020

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Sarah Cross Mills

Love your enclosing the A&C clip.

Thanks for being a loyal blogger. You must be very sad to see how LA and New Orleans are being hit....

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

I immediately thought of Abbott and Costello after writing the first sentence in the piece. I've seen it dozens of times and guffaw every time I watch it again. Having a good laugh is good medicine.
Discovering a story on LitHub that I would never have found before the virus is another gift.

Debbie S

Hey PT,
thanks for this. Hope you are doing ok. What a thing, huh? Books are saving me. And music. And poetry. And springtime. And hearing from old friends.

Kim Cromwell

Love this. Thank you. Crazy times! All best from St Pete.

Sarah Cross Mills

Thanks for being a loyal blogger. You must be very sad to see how LA and New Orleans are being hit....

Debbie Soglin

Hey PT,
thanks for this. Hope you are doing ok. What a thing, huh? Books are saving me. And music. And poetry. And springtime. And hearing from old friends.

CC Raymond

You, dear cugino, have been on my mind. If you ever are back in the Berkshires, please do phone as I would love to see you.
Live defensively !!

with love

C.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

Cugina C.C.
I spent lots of time in Lafayette. I visited dear friends there two days after Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) Feb 26 - March 1, before the virus got going in Louisiana. We actually drove to New Orleans Feb 2019 to watch parades in the French Quarter.

My friends in Lafayette and I are fine … people in NOLA didn’t take the virus seriously. in truth I had no concern about visiting them in Lafayette at the time since the gravity a pandemic was nowhere near what it is now.
We hung our around their home, cooked, made hooch (story to follow sometime) and went to one small dance. Within days of my return, the virus threat was abundantly clear. I am taking precautions, stay home except for provisions at market or meds at CVS. Assume you are doing the same.

Trust me, I look forward to visiting my nephews and you when the coast is clear.

Remember those words your grandmother said every time you walked out the door?
Love
Cugina Paul

CC Raymond

Coraggio dear Cugino, and we shall celebrate when all this is over.
Remember, you have nephews, an aunt, and cousins by the dozens here
who love you.

C/C

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr aka pt at large

Yes~
CORAGGIO!
As you remember, that's the exhortation I used to send my fourth graders home every day after you sent me the story of your grandmother exhorting you with that expression every time you left the house, in a letter you sent to me when I was doing my Positive Spin for ALS. Amazing how these moments have a way of coming back to us like the waves in a pool after someone has dived in.

Love,
Cugino

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