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

By Iesha Toft
Sentinel-News contributor 

Toft's Thoughts

Camp COVID: Day 74


May 28, 2020


Dorothy and Vera Toft enjoying chalk art with their Nana and Papa on Silver Lake.

While spell-checking this article, Microsoft Word asked me if I meant to type the word "Covid." As I considered whether to "ignore, change, or add" this new word to my computer program's dictionary, I realized that I needed to push "add." This word is now part of our culture and immediate existence. We are a puppet in this disease's tangled marionette strings; not knowing what the future will bring or which way we will be jolted.

We are cautiously venturing out onto the grounds, breaking free from our houses, seeking normalcy through springtime adventure. We do so whilst holding our breath...

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