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COVID-19 has changed how we spend leisure time


February 3, 2021

"Journal" writer Steve Edwards shows the final products of a three week effort he and wife, Sherry, completed to reduce and organize 55 years of photos and 35mm slides. Each album is a personalized pictorial history for their grown kids and older grandkids. They agreed the best part of the project was "a walk down memory lane as we looked through the 55 years of pictures and reflected on our life as a couple and our extended family."

A year-long series of directives, rules and, in some cases shutdowns and cessation of public activities, resulted from the need to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Most all of us have been affected in some way from schools and/or churches closing, activities being cancelled and, in some cases, having to work from home. While changes in our rural areas are less dramatic than in bigger cities and towns rural residents have made some alterations in how we spend our free time.

Nearly a full year since the pandemic started I was curious to see how leisure time activities have been affected. New...

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