Dalton’s Christmas letter for 2020

My lovely wife Grace asked that I write our annual Christmas letter to tell you a little about the many interesting things we did this year. Well, after New Year’s celebration with family from Houston we drove to South Florida to visit daughter Jane and her family. Grandsons Cole and Sam are growing up fast and are fully immersed in baseball. Cole’s team won their state championship and qualified to play in a tournament at The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown next year. We then drove to Naples to see former neighbors. On the drive back to Charleston in February we heard about the flu virus spreading from China and decided to pull the plug on a March trip to New Orleans.

From then on it has been mostly COVID-19 Clusters Vitamin C Wuhan Elbow Bumps Lysol Spray Flatten the Curve Amazon Asymptomatic Stimulus Check National Emergency Shelter-in-Place Antibodies Clear Plastic Dividers One-way Aisles Community Spread Forehead Thermometers Zoom Beard Stubble Self-Quarantine Clinical Trial Home Improvements Mail-in Ballots Phases 1,2,3 Audible Books Dr. Faucci Antigens Epidemic Travel Restrictions N95 Isolation UberEats We’re Closed CDC Face Shield Positive Test Streaming Government Mandate Grubhub Dr. Brix Scarves Boredom Virus Toilet Paper Walks Ventilator Screening Moderna PPP Drive-thru Testing Latex Gloves Hand Washing Lockdown Remdesivir Yadda Yadda Yadda Loss of Smell Comfort Food Outdoor Dining Social Distancing Hand Sanitizer Paper Products Shortages Layoffs Capacity Limits Declutter Carry Out Chinese Flu Go To Meeting Spread Pfizer Telemedicine Jigsaw Puzzles Coronavirus Respirator Postponed! PPE Incubation Outbreak Drive-thru Dining Essential Business Election Overload Hydroxychloroquine Cabin Fever Weddings Moved to 2021 Same Old Same Old Purell Gardening Wine More Wine Sweatpants Super Spreader Cancelled Trips Containment Masks False Positive Symptomatic Restaurant Closures Negative Test Weight Gain Home Hair Care Game Cancelled Martial Law Quarantine Self-Isolation Clorox Wipes 2020 Sucks Contract Tracing Economic Shut Down WFH Baking Reading No Live Concerts Football Without Fans House Cleaning Herd Immunity Schools Closed Netflix Droplets Pandemic Fever Homeschool Spanish Flu WASH YOUR HANDS! Gym Closure MERS & SARS D3 Doses Unemployment Benefits Booze Don’t Touch Your Face Transmission WHO Essential Workers FaceTime Immunocompromised Vaccine No Mask No Entry and Virtual Thanksgiving and Christmas.  

That’s been about it from here. The end of 2020 can’t come soon enough. We are hopeful 2021 will be better – it has to be. Doesn’t it? Grace and I look forward to getting together with you in person next year and wish you and your family a safe, healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year.


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Daniel Island, SC 29492 

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