Family Holiday Gathering During COVID

Ken Marich

We all know how hard it is to celebrate the holidays without family members around the table. My daughter, Debbie Wallace, created a solution. She used family photographs, enlarged the heads to life-sized and mounted them on wood paint mixing sticks. When these photos arrived, Barb and I mounted the sticks to our dining room chairs with rubber bands and we positioned the chairs around the table. For Christmas, we did a Zoom party with our kids on the computer and when that ended the photos were still with us. What a pleasure! Now we have every meal with our entire family. Debbie and Andy live in Wildwood, Calif., our son Kenny and Barb live in Bend, Ore., and our grandsons and their wives live in Sacramento, Calif., and Golden, Colo.