COVID-19-inspired street art in Victoria. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19-inspired street art in Victoria. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Young people show dedication to keeping older people safe

Letter writer ‘profoundly grateful’ to those helping to keep her safe

To the editor,

As an old woman in my 80s, I am humbled and amazed at the kindness shown to we old people by the young people of this land. You have taken on this COVID adversary with great courage and sacrifice. Thank you so very very much.

It may help you to know that people over 75 years of age are from what I believe is called the Silent Generation. We pre-date the baby boom which started after the Second World War. We were born either before or during the Great Depression and/or the Second World War. We have survived as children living in times of scarcity and when vaccines had not yet been developed, for measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever, polio, no antibiotics or medicare. We survived all that.

This disease is taking us. My handicapped daughter does not understand and is not really wanting to lose her mom yet. So I am profoundly grateful to you all for keeping us safe.

Ruth Chase, Nanaimo

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