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Collected Item: “Fires With Family”

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Fires With Family

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With social distancing measures out in place when having gatherings, it is difficult to spend time with family and friends. During the pandemic, my distant family members and I decided to light a fire in the firepit located in my backyard with 6 feet in between us. We talked about what each of us have been doing during quarantine and ate delicious food made by others. This fire pit was used multiple times during the pandemic but for the same reasons. The only downfall of using this firepit for visits is that it can only be used in the warmer weather. I feel as though this photo is a necessity for a covid-19 collection. It shows what families go through to be near each other in this part of the country/world.

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#HST241, #CovidMiniCollection, #Suffolk, #Bonding, #Fire, #Summer, #Boston, #Massachusetts, #Gathering

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Hailey Chernicki

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