During theSpanish Influenza epidemic more than 100 years ago my father was sent away from the city to stay with his grandparents in the Appalachian Mountains. At the end of the school year when he was able to return he was given the kerosene lantern from the bedside table he’d used and the hand-held school bell from the one-room schoolhouse where his aunt was the teacher. I still have both of those things.

I’ll probably keep some cloth face masks, which will be reminders of the Covid epidemic, but what other things might we use to pass on knowledge about this time in history?

There’s a saying that people who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.

The riots, movement to end racial injustice, politics about the presidential election, businesses and schools closing, and people loosing jobs are all important things involving the future of our nation and the world.

What might we save to share with future generations about our current events?

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Janet Ann Collins