It’s best to analyze and appreciate where we are when you compare it to the way things were in the past. Where we were last year at this time was dealing with the throws of a pandemic which had many people refusing to leave their homes most of the time, kept others from hosting July 4th weekend family get-togethers and forced cancelation of most out door community events we’d come to associate with America’s birth day. This year, many of us are doing the things we did prior to 2,020, volunteering to help to host community celebrations most of which are returning this summer, or planning to get together with family and friends over the holiday weekend. Attending our grand sons baseball games at Stadium park last night I found the place was packed. The conversations I heard concerned kids, grand kids, vacation plans, and other “normal stuff” A year ago mask wearing spectators were talking about things like who’d contracted Covid19 and how long they were sick. Many folks stayed several feet away from each other too. Covid 19 concerns haven’t completely gone away for some folks, but I think it’s safe to say that a majority of us are happy that what some called “the new normal” we lived through last year, isn’t normal any more. That’s the way I see it.