Rambling Rose: The Coronavirus pandemic has shut us down
Rosa Pryer Trusty | 4/10/2020, 8:17 a.m.
Hello everyone, I truly hope you and your family are well. This is a terrible situation. Yes, this terrible and scary that COVID-19 has shut all of our entertainment down. No more daytime parties with our DJs; no more concerts; jazz shows; cabarets or social events of any kind.
There are no churches or casinos to go to relax our nerves. We can’t bury our loved ones or have a wedding. But ladies and gentlemen, take my word for it— this too shall pass. In the meantime we must follow the rules.
I must say, as an entertainment writer/columnist this is out of my lane. You know me, if it doesn’t sing, dance or play an instrument, I am lost.
To all my readers and fans of “Rambling Rose,” please stay home. If you have to go out, protect yourself with gloves and a mask. We have been hearing a lot of things from the news and they say the symptoms show up as respiratory issues—fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties and in more severe cases pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. So please be safe, take care of yourself and try to stay healthy.
It seems that some of the preventive measures you can take are: regular hand washing; covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing; thoroughly cooking any meat/eggs; and avoiding contact with anyone who shows symptoms of respiratory illnesses such as coughing or sneezing.
Some of my musicians have found a way to still entertain us by going on Facebook Live and performing in their homes. Some DJ’s are spinning your favorite records from their own private studios. I think this is wonderful and I am very happy about that. I am worried though, about my readers who don’t have the technology— computers or smart phones— to see this. So my suggestion to them is to turn on your television and find the channels that offer music shows just for you.
Well, my dear friends, be safe, stay home and pray this mess will be over soon. I am still laughing at Ms Maybelle's homemade coronavirus-free, supermarket mask.
Remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.