Mobile Quarantine Facility

Some great friends dropped off some super-heavy plastic bags, should I need them for my 14th Annual Shredding Party. Great! I'll take them, thank you!

Me: Now would you both like to come in for a beverage? Oh, that's right, we can't do that - because we wear masks and we need to stay 6 feet apart. I could bring out my high school megaphone so we could have a conversation! Uh, not so much.

She's been the one who has been able to keep me laughing during these very troubling times. 

I was going through some photos on my phone...and I found a photo of this Mobile Quarantine Facility...which is just one piece of history from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration display on the Hornet. The Hornet was an aircraft carrier during WWII and lifted Apollo 11 out of the water, once it splashed down with the astronauts. 

This seems a very appropriate picture, during these times. 

The Hornet was the spot where the Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual meeting with our City Manager, last year. 

The year before the Chamber held it at Rock Wall Winery which is also located on the former Naval Air Station. Both places were too loud and echo-y for anybody to be able to hear the speaker. At least the Hornet was relatively warm compared to Rock Wall, which is Alameda's version of Nome, Alaska.

I'm thinking this design was stolen from the Airstream trailers. Maybe the Airstream company gave the military/NASA permission to use the design?

With all the anxiety this pandemic is creating, and with some of the Alameda homeless being housed here in hotels and trailers at or near the base, those of us that rent or own homes must be very grateful for what we have. 

Live richly, marilyn


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