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Mid-2020 check in...pandemic..riots and looting..

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Well, tomorrow is June 1st. We are now in middle of 2020.

What a year it has been so far.

First the pandemic in the beginning of the year. Now, riots and looting that started earlier in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week and now across the country...due to an injustice, a black man, George Floyd was killed by a white police man during an arrest, where he kept his knee on the right side of his neck for 8 minutes until he became unresponsive and died.

The incident happended in downtown Minneapolis but the riots and looting has spread out to where I live way out in the suburbs, the suburb malls and supermarkets. Thank God the National Guard is patroling my area

My 80 year old mother, who survived the bombing of Tokyo, was freaking out yesterday and started packing, claiming we needed to flee when the bombs hit our condo and to run to the lake and park across the street. Thank God I was able to calm her down. Explaining the National Guard is patroling the streets and we should be fine.

What a Year.
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    I'm so glad you were able to be with your mom - it must have brought back terrible memories for her.
    349 days ago
    Very sad . I am sure this bringing back very bad memories. Our country needs prayers.
    349 days ago
    Oh, I'm so sorry this is happening, and I'm sorry that it is so worrisome to your mom and many other older people. I wish you strength, and I'm sending prayers and patience to everyone affected. Let's go to the polls, reach out to help our communities, find the humanity in each other, denote our time and money to making the world a better, more equitable place, and emerge better and stronger in the end.
    350 days ago
    This often happens in my area which is rural. It is a police matter. I stay home and out of it.
    350 days ago
  • MUGABI123
    These people rioting over this horrible incident are pathetic and simply ruin any sort of protect validity and they need to be all locked up. Scaring your poor mother like this....awful behavior!
    350 days ago
    Very sad to hear this triggered your mom. I hope she is doing okay today.

    Big hugs!!
    350 days ago
    Oh my gosh. So sorry that this trauma has caused such fear and stress for your Mom (and you, too). It really is so sad. Stay safe.

    We have protests in Milwaukee, and for the most part they were not violent. We live in a suburb of Milwaukee, so pretty quiet here, thank goodness.

    Prayers for peace and sanity to return to our nation!

    350 days ago
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