(As published in the Argus Observer on Thu, Apr 23, 2020)
There was a parade today...
When the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic stopped local bridge players from their twice-weekly games, it didn't stop their from showing each other they still care. That's why a drive-by birthday parade happened for Joyce Whittet, who turned 90 today. Joyce stood in her yard, as her friends drove by, some taking the time to get out in their full COVID-19 regalia (think face masks and gloves) and plant signs in her yard.
Whittet is a longtime Ontario resident, who taught science at Aiken Elementary, won outstanding science teacher of the year for Oregon, and has traveled and trekked on her bicycle all over the world.
Happy Birthday, Joyce!