Letter: My first pandemic

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To the editor:

I am approaching my mid 70s and first pandemic with gratitude. The fact that I woke up at 4 a.m. and eagerly await the delivery of The Eagle is not taken for granted nor is that first cup of coffee

Then I am off to "early" shop with my fellow seniors. After being gloved and masked we enter the Purell mist booth.Then on to the complimentary buffet of Metamucil, prune juice and Depends (no hoarding please).

Wait, it gets better! Area churches and temples have distributed packets entitled Afterlife and Reincarnation for Dummies. It gets even better — area attorneys and funeral homes have provided free apps featuring the benefits of virtual end of life ceremonies and probate prep.

Oh yes, the shopping.I am amazed at how many of us are nicknamed "hon" or "adorable" or "looking good.".The late historian, Studs Terkel, said that there are two stages of life — youth and "looking good."

And now off to the drug store where "big pharma" will help me get through another day!

Robert Sykes,

Pittsfield

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