The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Iesha Toft
Sentinel-News Contributor 

Toft's Thoughts

Camp Covid: Day 1 Million


May 14, 2020


Dorothy Toft gives her great-grandmother Arlene Meyer a Mother's Day gift while practicing safe social distancing.

Is this our new normal? Should I just plan on homeschooling Dorothy next year, let my band keep postponing dates, and counsel my sister in postponing her September wedding since Iowa isn't set to peak until August now? I sure hope not.

I'm perfectly OK with us learning some major life lessons here. Like how important physical touch and quality time are. How to never let a hello, good morning, hug of love or embrace of kindness go by; how a visit to loved ones is worth every precious second and how social interaction can surely never be taken for granted; that life needs to be lived and som...

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