Happy Holidays and Enjoy Reading This Special Letter to the Editor – New York Times

What a holiday treat to receive this note a few days ago from our Press Club of Southwest Florida Treasurer, Iris Shur: “I did it again! Picked out of 1,500 submissions as one of 45 on topic of good things about Covid. It is online today in letters to editor and may be in print, or not … tomorrow! Next they will have me writing editorials.”

Please see Iris’s delightful letter below, and a rainbow link is provided to the other “good things about COVID” letters. I am sure we could all need some positive stories.

On behalf of the Board of Governors of the Press Club, we wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday, however you celebrate. Best wishes for a happy, healthy 2021!


To the Editor:
He schlepped his suitcase to my house for eight years to spend weekends with me. He was 88 years old. I wanted my independence and privacy during the week so I watched the poor guy, neuropathy and all, make the effort to be with me. Then Covid-19 arrived and made me realize that he should move in. You never saw anyone smile so much.

We have been living together since March and we are loving every minute of our quarantine lifestyle. There was no way either of us could have made it alone. 2020 is a very happy year for us. Funny how my need for independence and privacy was overcome by a virus!
Iris Shur, 
Naples, Fla.

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