Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

Self isolation then and now


Many of us old folks who grew up in the 30s and 40s lived in isolation and social distancing, it was called living on a farm. Entertainment was scarce so we made our own. We cranked up the Victrola, played a lot of checkers, and if we were lucky enough to have a telephone, we did a little rubber-necking, okay, well maybe a lot of rubber-necking. Our neighbors, the Repps seemed to have the most interesting stuff! It was a special occasion when we would hear the clanging of the distinctive bell and we kids would rush to the window to view the herd of sheep going to another pasture. My mom tol...

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