That 'Rona hussy can't trample southern sensibility

The New Norm... despite the flood of "pick a side" posts on FB, real life continues, and in two very short months, the impact of the SARS CoV-2 virus has become a part of the day-to-day real life we are living. As to be expected, Stephens County citizens apply a healthy dose (pun intended) of humor, practicality and prayer to deal with the disease.


by Jennifer Baker Nicholson I just want to share a couple of things about Covid-19. I know my thoughts are of no importance to anyone else, and that is perfectly ok. As I’ve aged, I have discovered that writing helps me sort through my thoughts. In the past few days, I have thought about that shameless hussy, Rona (covid-19), and all the things I have learned from her. I hope you learn...because I have learned quite a lot....

  1. Nothing brings out the “ugly” in folks more than the perceived threat of running out of toilet paper and hamburger meat.

  2. Just when you have learned CDC standards and have started following them....the rules change!

  3. People get critical if a healthcare facility posts pics and the people in the pic aren’t 6 ft. apart. I’m sorry...but, I can’t do my job 6 ft. from a co-worker. We help each other help others....that’s what we do!

  4. My Mama has tested positive for Covid-19. Nothing is worse than having to stay away from her during this time.

  5. My daughter and I were both tested...we are negative...time moves slowly when you’re waiting on those results.

  6. No one wants you around...even if you’re negative...JS.

  7. I don’t want to hear another remark about how crappy It is to live and work in Toccoa, Georgia. This town’s businesses and restaurants have treated our hospital well. Check out SCH’s FB page for a look at the wonderful donations of PPE, food, drinks...that have been donated to our healthcare facilities.

  8. Churches...they have tirelessly prayed for us and provided for us at SCH.

  9. I don’t want to hear one negative word about SCH...the place I work... the staff at every office and facility has worked tirelessly, been “on-call” 24/7, adapted to change, used their own cars and resources without expectation of reimbursement...learned, worked, and put their own health on the back burner to ensure that our community is as safe as possible. You can’t even imagine the work that has been done.

  10. I have never been 14 days without seeing my Mama and Papa...I don’t care who views that as small and spoiled...I’ve never wanted to. It’s not fun.

  11. I find myself feeling ashamed...when I have to tell I’ve been tested...like I’m being tested for an STD or like a urine drug screen. Why?? Why do I need to explain why/how/who. Rona is impartial as hell. I shouldn’t feel that way and neither should you.

  12. Covid-19 is a disease/virus of solitude. There are people dying alone...sick alone...depressed alone. It’s so very sad.

  13. My daughter is a Senior in HS... need I say more? They will be tougher because of this virus, but I refuse to minimize what they have lost. I just know it is especially difficult for them and I hate it!\

  14. 14. I love “loaferin’”, as my Daddy called it...Rona is not a friend to “loaferin’ “...

  15. Errrbody is planting a garden.

  16. The ones that are scared as hell of Covid-19 are the same ones who don’t like immunizations.

I could go on for days..but, I was caged for the last 36 hrs. I’m going outside..I’m going to cook for my Mama..and try to forget this hussy that has changed our lives. 😘❤️😁


A ConnectLocal Guest Commentary, shared with permission by Jennifer Baker Nicholson

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