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Covid-19 and obituaries.

I gave up on my newspaper a couple of years ago after the delivery guy insisted throwing it in the driveway on the lawn, everywhere except the newspaper box.
Now I have to look on-line, sometimes even with smaller weekly's or the did you hear, to find out who passed.

This pass week 3 friends or acquaintances gone, those I know. It is the ones that died over a year ago the obit pops up, and you do the oh, no, no him...then you see it was last March. Many people don't do obits anymore because it costs over $100 to publish. Times sure changed from when we had obituary editors, at least a name showed up. Our historic society gathers local obits for those that might come looking sometime in the future.

A lot of memorials are now taking place, it's like reliving 2020 all over again.

Western Wildfire smoke invades the Hudson Valley & NY State

I was coming home last night its was so bad I could barely see the east bank of the Hudson River, even the moon look like fire.

The sneezing and dryness is replaying allergy season. I hope we get a shower.


Pope Francis to Undergo Colon Surgery

Source: new york times

The Vatican announced on Sunday that Pope Francis had been admitted to a hospital in Rome for colon surgery.

Matteo Bruni, a Vatican spokesman, said in a statement that Francis, 84, had been taken to the Gemelli hospital in the Italian capital. Mr. Bruni said the “scheduled surgery” would take place later on Sunday, and noted that a medical bulletin would be issued afterward. He said that the pope had “symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon.”

The surgery would be performed by Dr. Sergio Alfieri, who heads the hospital’s complex operational unit for digestive surgery, the Vatican said.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/04/world/europe/pope-francis-surgery.html

I feel sorry for him, I've been plagued with the disease since my early 20's. I've had Multiple hospitalizations over the years, fortunately medications, iv's and bed rest can get it under control. When active, it can be excruciatingly painful. I had a reminder this past week, stay away from roughage (salads).
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