A Baby Boom in Oshawa

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The world is on fire and some of you are watching it burn on television.  Others are cocooned in their homes, with drapes drawn and a No Solicitors sign attached to the front door.  People are fearful of the coronavirus pandemic and many are getting exhausted by the stress.

Rather than isolating yourself from the outside world – why not consider doing things that you normally wouldn’t be able to do if you were at work?  Like go for a walk or do some yard work.  And don’t let the weather bother you.  Enjoy your freedom and find things to enjoy.  And although it won’t help to pay the bills, neither will worrying yourself sick about it do any good.

If you have children, take them to the forest and show them some of Nature’s beauty.  Or go to the ocean or lake and teach them how to skip a rock along the surface of the water.

If you avoid contact with other people and wash your hands frequently, avoid handling cash, etc., you should remain safe.  But then again, I shouldn’t be giving you medical advice.  It’s just that I care about you.

Which reminds me.

In my hometown of Oshawa, Ontario, there was a population explosion in 1956.  The city’s main employer is General Motors and that year, the UAW was on strike.

Although I was six years old at the time, I can remember seeing and smelling the piles of rubber tires on fire at the picket lines on Ritson Road.  I never understood the relevance of the burning tires but I’m sure there was a reason.

It was a long, drawn-out strike and workers found themselves home 24/7 for five months.  And when you put a couple of people in close proximity to each other over an extended period of time – there’s going to be lots of opportunity of creating a family – planned or not.   And Oshawa’s rise in population that year was due to the UAW strike.

So, it’s my prediction, that during this pandemic there is probably going to be a lot of similar activity.  However, there are more effective birth control options today, than the ‘rhythm method’ practiced by our parents, so we may not experience a surge in the population.

And although I’m not claiming to be an expert on things of an intimate nature – maybe you can convince your wife to let you build a pole in the living room for dancing.  Of course, the pole is for both sexes.  So is the mirror on the bedroom ceiling, he’s been offering to install for the past twenty years.

Anyways, these were just a few of my thoughts today.

Tomorrow, I’m going to write an update about my gal pal Suzette.

You may remember me writing about her major health battle and brain surgery.  Heres the link to that story A Happy Ending.  Be sure to read it if you haven’t already.  Tomorrow’s update will shock you – it really scared me.

Until Wednesday, please be happy and laugh a lot.

Update:  Here’s the link to Wednesday’s update of this story:  Everyone Needs A Hero

Hugs,

Danny

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Daniel (Danny) St. Andrews

An almost famous Film, Television & Stage Actor (as in almost pregnant) living in Vancouver, BC His other passions include cancer patient advocate (he had stage 3 throat cancer), walking with the Vancouver 'Venturers Walking Club, and of course, spoiling his dog, Holly Golightly. If you like the stuff he writes about - please leave a hug (or a comment).
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