The Fourth of July
BY JOSH RESNEK
It is the Fourth of July coming up.
It is my favorite holiday as it comes at the end of June and the beginning of July – at the beginning of summer.
In fact, on the Fourth of July there is much more summer in front of us than behind us. In New England, where the summers are fleeting, the Fourth of July is a moment to savor. It is as if winter is very far away. In fact, it is difficult to believe on the Fourth of July that winter even exists.
It is warm. It can be humid. Sometimes it rains.
This year, we are dealing with a pandemic, the Coronavirus.
The Fourth of July will come and go this year.
The general feeling among the people of Everett and in the cities and towns across this nation is that the virus supersedes the holiday. Many others believe the holiday has been ruined by all the restrictions caused by our response to the virus.
Those of us driving around and checking things out note the yearly display of flags waving everywhere.
Family members and friends are making plans for cookouts and parties although the celebration will be subdued for health reasons.
Block parties and large parties of all kinds everywhere well not be allowed.
Frankly, large gatherings are a bad idea.
There are other reasons the Fourth of July this year will be different from all other years.Continue reading — Eye on Everett —