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Main Street chat reflection

Casual tone paired with thought-provoking topics were just what I needed as a quarantine refresher


Beka Compton

My not-so-artistic rendition of the oregano bush in my garden. At the time, it is full of bees and other pollinators, which represented hope.

WAITSBURG-Sometimes, sitting down and reconnecting with familiar faces can heal beyond recognition. As a born 'people person,' the quarantine has been especially difficult for me. A couple of weeks ago, a little bird told me people were setting up camp in front of Waitsburg's post office, and the little bird encouraged me to pop down and talk to them.

I discovered Mike Ferrians and Maria Garcia hanging out in the shade, with a table full of crayons, colorful construction paper, and a handful of safely-distanced chairs. Ken Taylor even offered some live music, strumming away on his mandolin...

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