Many of us like the security and satisfaction that a To-Do list provides. One of my family members even adds completed items to her list so she can have the satisfaction of making another check mark. During these weeks of being stuck at home it might be a good time to have a checklist to go through.
The Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) has come up with some traditional things to put on your list. We shared some of these in March, but it is even more important now to do some things that have served the well-being of previous generations.
Pandemic To-Do List:
Recently, I had a Zoom call with my father and asked him ’50 Questions for interviewing living family members’ (Zoom pro lets you record your conversation). You can find the entire list of questions on wikitree.com. Some questions like ‘where have you all live?’ led to significant stories. Some answers like his answer to ‘what is your life philosophy’ surprised me. And practical questions like ‘what is the disease history of our family?’ informed me. As I clicked ‘leave meeting’ on Zoom, I turned to my wife and said, “that was one of my best used hours this year. I’m so glad I did that.”
The Village Books & Gifts at MHV is selling all kinds of splendid books and gifts online! Like Santa’s workshop, we even have an in-house artist who provides unheard of gifts like hand-painted crokinole pieces. With curbside pick-up available by appointment, it’s a perfect place to buy Christmas gifts for the young, the old, and everyone in between. Shop online 24/7 (see mhv.ca).