FALL RIVER — There’s no agnosticism 2020 was a year that brought about lots of changes to everyone’s lives. Whether it was not seeing family, alive from home or giving up admired rituals in adjustment to break safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, lives were changed. With the new vaccine there’s ablaze on the border so we asked bodies what they were attractive advanced to actuality able to do afresh in 2021. Here’s what association about Greater Fall River had to say:
“I can’t delay to biking again! We had a apprentice cruise to Greece planned for April 2021 that we achievement to accomplish in April 2022! I’m additionally attractive advanced to seeing Fenway Park again! Accompany on the new year and achievement for a bigger future!”
I’m attractive advanced to spending time with the absolute ancestors all calm in one gathering, greeting calm with accompany and business colleagues in actuality and activity to a Villanova-Providence basketball bold live!
“The affair I attending advanced to is traveling and accomplishing my United Nations assignment in under-resourced countries. I am afraid at how accountable I feel alive that we are ashore in place. I additionally attending advanced to a belated 70th altogether cruise with my bedmate to Norway.”
I accept absorbed a account from Vienna which is the capital appointment of the UN Appointment of Drugs and Crime.
“I appetite to get aback to my accustomed active life. I appetite to be complex in my amphitheater group, be at a call and accompany alive amphitheater back. I additionally appetite to sit in my abbey with my aggregation associates and absorb up the amore of the bodies there. Human acquaintance is missed.
Besides family, I mostly absence actuality able to assignment on fundraisers to account Forever Paws Animal Shelter. This year has been adamantine on non-profits.
I’ve been a affiliate of the Fall River symphony for over 25 years. I additionally ball in the Providence Adult String Ensemble (PASE) and OSPO Ocean State Pops Orchestra and am attractive advanced to assuming alive with them afresh in 2021.
I absent actuality able to hug ancestors and accompany and attending advanced to actuality able to do that in the advancing year.
What I absence best is the adeptness to biking to Europe to appointment my son and his ancestors in Germany. Locally I absence my captivation with the Fall River Historical Society breadth I am a adviser and citizen “Mrs. Claus” at Christmastime. It is a sparkly and bewitched abode which brings me abundant joy. The “Mrs. Claus Tea Parties” are an affected and memorable anniversary accident for breadth children. They will absence it this year, and so will Mrs. Claus!
I absence volunteering in the (used) bookstore (on the additional attic at the Fall River Public Library) and seeing Helen, Armando and the accepted browsers. I additionally absence my account archive with John Moriarty aback my about-face concluded and his began.
I attending advanced to traveling to my two admired places: Italy and Florida. I can’t wait! The big cruise will be rescheduling the Mediterranean cruise we had to abolish this accomplished July. We plan on summer 2022!
Without question…. travel! Not to escape life, but so activity doesn’t escape me!
I’m attractive advanced to spending fun times with my ancestors and additionally affable our new grandson Alexander due in March.
Now that there’s a vaccine in afterimage I absolutely can’t delay for Portuguese feasts again! Okay there are added things too, but malassadas at the barbecue aloof hit you a little different! All jokes aside, what I’m absolutely attractive advanced to is traveling again. Obviously for vacations, but additionally to get aback to assuming on the alley and visiting our admired places. I’ve been actual advantageous to biking like I do so one affair Covid has accomplished me was to acknowledge things more.
In 2021 and beyond, I attending advanced to actuality in the alive and socially undistanced aggregation of my ancestors and friends, seeing people’s absolute faces and abnormally smiles, accepting aback on blur & TV sets after accepting to accept my nasal passages scoured, ditching my affectation wardrobe, and not scrounging for Lysol wipes! I won’t absence the 6 ft placeholders on floors or Zoom (although it was a basic godsend).
I’m attractive advanced to seeing my ancestors and accompany again. I won’t absence accepting to bifold aback to my car for a mask! Best importantly, I appetite activity to get aback to accustomed for my kids. They absence their friends, sports, theater, alike school!
2020 was not all that bad for me, I met someone, fell I adulation , was able to abide to do the assignment I adulation but what I absolutely absence and what I’m attractive advanced to is accepting big ancestors gatherings. I can’t delay to accept a huge cookout with everyone.
2020! Who could accept absurd we would be breadth we are.today. There are abounding things I am attractive advanced to accepting aback to in 2021. Entertaining with accompany and family, traveling and acquisition with my colleagues in the State House are some of them. We all attending advanced to affective on from this virus as anon as accessible but we will acceptable feel some of the affects able-bodied into 2021 afore we get aback to abounding “normal” if we bethink what that was. Happy Healthy New Year to all!
Melissa MacDonald Paradise
I’ve gotta say the one single, simple affair I absent in 2020 is a hug. There’s annihilation like it, abnormally from a Grandbaby.
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