Published on July 10th, 2020 | by Phoebe Cohen0
This is an old family story. It’s about social distancing sixty years ago. Of all the characters in this tale, only my mother and my aunt are alive today. When I researched the story for this cartoon, some corroboration remained shaky. I do know, however, that my mother has told this story since I was a little girl myself. When my mother retold this story again recently on Facebook my sixty-eight year old aunt posted in the comments: “I can confirm. True story. I was there. Though had no idea why we couldn’t enter (the) dining room!” Whether it be word mouth from mother to daughter or pixels on screens from Facebook account to Facebook account, this family legend endures.