Reply
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 7,862
Registered: ‎02-19-2014

Re: Is Your Neighborhood Planning a Picnic?

[ Edited ]

@Citrine1 wrote:

Right now, the only thing people in my neighborhood are planning is to survive.  With all this rioting and looting going on in Philadelphia, we just take it day by day. T Disgraceful behavior, once again, in the city of brotherly love.  


Edited: Everyone wants to survive.

When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.
"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,543
Registered: ‎02-20-2016

Re: Is Your Neighborhood Planning a Picnic?

No way!

 

It's been a challenge staying away from people, wearing masks, etc. I wouldn't take a chance on ruining all that effort.

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,148
Registered: ‎05-01-2020

Re: Is Your Neighborhood Planning a Picnic?

[ Edited ]

@noodleann wrote:

@PA Mom-mom wrote:

@noodleann wrote:

Absolutely not. People are not socializing casually. It's unsafe.


@noodleann Do you really think it will be unsafe in August? My grandchildren have been told they will be going back to school in September.


@PA Mom-mom , that's a very good question. Let me answer it with a question: 

Between now and then, what will have changed to make it safe? Your grandchildren are going back to school because--why? What exactly makes it safer for them to go to school in September than it was to go to school in March? 

 

I ask, because apart from the dithering CDC flip-flopping on the mask advice, I see no change that makes the world safer--and the masks work only if everyone wears them properly. (The new thing I'm seeing is to have your nose exposed, but you're "wearing a mask" because your mouth is covered.)

 


The virus peaks after 40 days and dies in warm weather.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 4,887
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Is Your Neighborhood Planning a Picnic?

@Porcelain   I'm not talking about protests and didn't mention the protests.  I'm talking about the looting.  My Sams club, walmart, target and shop rite have all been looted and boarded up.  Senseless, dispicable behavior.  Don't turn this into something it's not.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,977
Registered: ‎05-27-2015

Re: Is Your Neighborhood Planning a Picnic?


@Mz iMac wrote:

@LipstickDiva wrote:

Back in the day when I was little, we used to have neighborhood block parties.  Those stopped while I was still in grade school.

 

We have never done anything like this since I've lived in my neighborhood.  


@LipstickDiva  WOW!  you brought back some sweet memories.  Sone sections of  Philly still have block parties.  However, they are not as good as they were "back in da day."


@LipstickDivaand @Mz iMac  Our neighborhood has had at least half their residents since the early 1980's. We're family. We have seen our children grow, graduate, get married, and yes, in one instance die. We've lost our parents, seen our children leave home and watched our grandchildren return. Everyone who leaves is missed, and everyone who arrives is welcomed. We've had many, many picnics, Haloween's, Christmas gatherings. I sure don't want to lose that. 

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 7,862
Registered: ‎02-19-2014

Re: Is Your Neighborhood Planning a Picnic?

@Citrine1 We just had a curfew where I live too. You chose to bring it up and cast aspersions so I just added some compassion to the conversation. Love and light to you.

When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.
"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Respected Contributor
Posts: 4,887
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Is Your Neighborhood Planning a Picnic?


@Porcelain wrote:

@Citrine1 We just had a curfew where I live too. You chose to bring it up and cast aspersions so I just added some compassion to the conversation. Love and light to you.


No you didn't.  You tried to bait me.  Peace and love to you as well.  

Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,458
Registered: ‎06-10-2015

Re: Is Your Neighborhood Planning a Picnic?


@ThinkingOutLoud wrote:

@noodleann wrote:

@PA Mom-mom wrote:

@noodleann wrote:

Absolutely not. People are not socializing casually. It's unsafe.


@noodleann Do you really think it will be unsafe in August? My grandchildren have been told they will be going back to school in September.


@PA Mom-mom , that's a very good question. Let me answer it with a question: 

Between now and then, what will have changed to make it safe? Your grandchildren are going back to school because--why? What exactly makes it safer for them to go to school in September than it was to go to school in March? 

 

I ask, because apart from the dithering CDC flip-flopping on the mask advice, I see no change that makes the world safer--and the masks work only if everyone wears them properly. (The new thing I'm seeing is to have your nose exposed, but you're "wearing a mask" because your mouth is covered.)

 


The virus peaks after 40 days and dies in warm weather.


Says who?

 

Respected Contributor
Posts: 2,858
Registered: ‎03-28-2016

Re: Is Your Neighborhood Planning a Picnic?

Sounds like a wonderful idea. However, I think it's too soon. I'd be concerned about social distancing. How can it be done at a picnic?  Or any social gathering for that matter.

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,976
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Is Your Neighborhood Planning a Picnic?

It has never worked even years ago even in different times when one neighbor tried.Now there are Seniors and Families with children.  Big age differences. Neighbors aren`t that friendly. The most they might do is wave.

 

One neighbor enables his Kids and Grandkids living there who robbed  many people's  homes. I cringe when he waves at me as I was  one who was  robbed. Robbed when they knew no one was home.