Saturday, May 9, 2020

The One Where Sanctions Were Eased

May 1 - 3, 2020

As of Friday, May 1, 2020, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has relaxed some of the restrictions on Oklahoma businesses as Phase 1 of the state reopening.  Stillwater Mayor Will Joyce was trying to be more conservative about the reopening, and it backfired.  Masks were required for stores, and workers trying to enforce this rule were met with threats, including firearms, and were not backed up by local law enforcement.  So, Stillwater Oklahoma, Mayor Will Joyce and City Manager Norman McNickle ended up on the national news.  Not the look we were going for.  This pandemic has brought out the worst in some people.  And the best in others.  We had a bright moment this week when we got to see the Oklahoma Air National Guard fly over the Stillwater Mecial center in 4 planes ina tight formation as a thank you to our healthcare workers and first responders.  Too bad that was Thursday, and Friday turned into a mess!  But, more stores are open, and as this Phase 1 reopening occurs, we are watching for when Phase 2 will be.

Lara had a better weekend than she has been having.  With the Phase 1 reopening, we have allowed her to see some of her friends as they practice social distancing.  She took Jake to a snow cone stand, and they went to Chris' University Spirit to pick up her Senior Blanket.  SO, a little test of normal as she wraps up her college concurrent classes this week.  She still has one more week after that of high school classwork.

There was no Baseball Senior Night, but we got the blanket!

Emma is still in Kay county, living with her Grandpa Bruce and working at Napa in Newkirk while finishing up her concurrent classes and high school work.

They are both looking forward tho their 18th birthday coming up soon!

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