Marsha Wilson Rappaport is an author and freelance writer living in Galveston. She writes a lot about being a senior. Lately, she’s writing about the challenges and opportunities during a pandemic.
My Mask: How This Galveston Senior Is ‘Keeping It Rolling’ In The Pandemic
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“I started wearing a mask early. I started wearing a mask in March because the first conversation about COVID was about being over 65. And I’m over 65; I’m 69. And all I could think is, at my age, catching COVID would not be a good thing.”
“Actually, just by odd chance, I had some face masks in the house because I was painting some stuff. So I had a stash of industrial masks.”
“I started my column, which is about being a senior citizen and all the things that make us crazy. I started a blog in the fall. And COVID showed up and my brain went into total brain freeze. You know, it’s like, what can I possibly say in a situation like this?”
“So what I decided was, why don’t I just give a meal to somebody else who might be very depressed about the situation and, like me, on a limited budget, really can’t afford a really good restaurant meal. So that was what I decided to do and write about it. And I just want to kind of keep it going through the community.”