Toilet Paper and Lincoln


So. It’s been a week, right?

I was supposed to be at a writer’s conference this weekend but we had to cancel it, due to coronavirus concerns. Just in a span of a few days, we’ve gone from “not too bad” all the way to closing down conferences, concerts, and now an entire continent.

And though we can practice “safe distancing” and stringent sanitizing, when all is said and done, we just have to ride out the COVID-19 storm. And hope that we have enough toilet paper (Will that be in the history books, do you think? Americans stocked up on toilet paper during the outbreak of coronavirus and caused a deficit in that industry that lasted for years. Even as late as 2035, storage units were filled to capacity with toilet paper.)

But on a more serious note, please consider a little extra checking on those who live alone. And a few more prayers wouldn’t hurt, either.

Meanwhile, I’m reminded of that old joke. “But other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?” Dark humor, I know, but it also ties in with my post today over at The Muffin: “Even Lincoln Needed Likes.”

abraham-lincoln-administration-adult-art-290150It’s a pretty interesting tidbit (from those wacky collections at the Library of Congress) that might take your mind off the news. And since we all might be hunkered down for a while, hoarding toilet paper and eating a lot of peanut butter, reading interesting tidbits might be a good option.

Take care of yourselves, friends! And as Saint Thomas More wrote to his daughter, “Pray for me as I will for thee, that we may merrily meet in heaven.” (But not for a long while yet!)

5 thoughts on “Toilet Paper and Lincoln

  1. I appreciate all you and the Southern Breeze folks did for the conference and for canceling it. It’s tough. We replenished our toilet paper before the rush. During a math night for Enzo’s school, I noticed the Kroger had a good supply. Checking on family members and trying to stay away.

    • You’re welcome, Stacy, and thank you for being so supportive. We’ve had nothing but positive feedback; we’re very disappointed, of course, but we had to think of the bigger picture and keep everyone safe!

      Meanwhile, pretty calm around my Little Town. But then again, I’m one of the lucky ones. I’ve got toilet paper. 🙂

  2. Guess, we all need to just stay home for 2 weeks. Don’t think we got that much toilet paper on hand. I didn’t run out an stock up! Praying we all stay safe and free of this virus. We were having the Forsythia Festival this weekend and it’s been cancelled, along with the Cherry Blossom!

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