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Jayce, Tonia, and Keiwan tell their COVID stories

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Jayce, Tonia, and Keiwan tell their COVID stories
Jayce, Tonia, Keiwan, Oral History, 09/24/2020

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Jayce, Tonia, and Keiwan tell their COVID stories as part of the LongIslandStories collection being done at the African American Museum of Nassau County

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oral history

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Contributor's Tags (a true folksonomy) (Friend of a Friend)

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Date Submitted (Dublin Core)

11/23/2020

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11/23/2020
12/08/2020
5/22/21
07/03/2021

Date Created (Dublin Core)

09/24/2020

Interviewer (Bibliographic Ontology)

Juilee Decker

Interviewee (Bibliographic Ontology)

Jayce
Tonia
Keiwan

Transcription (Omeka Classic)

Interview by Juilee Decker and Joysetta Pearse with three individuals, Jayce and his grandmother, Tonia, and Keiwan.
Recorded September 24, 2020 at the African American Museum of Nassau County, Hempstead, NY
6:15 pm ET
Conducted over Zoom, lasting 25 minutes

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Juilee Decker: So I think I have Jason, there is that your first name.

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Is Dr. Juilee.

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Juilee Decker: My friend. Okay, so my first question for you is, what is your name.

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Juilee Decker: just told me

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Juilee Decker: So how do you know how to spell your first name.

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Juilee Decker: How you spell it.

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Juilee Decker: Okay, because I want to make sure I have it right on my piece of paper. So I'm going to go off script here for a second.

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Juilee Decker: Is so which means I'm not going to follow my questions. So the question for you, Jayce is

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Juilee Decker: Is Nana, the best Nana ever

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Jayce: Yes.

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Juilee Decker: And why would that be

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Jayce: I don't know.

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Juilee Decker: You don't know why she is

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She

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Juilee Decker: Oh, banana bread. Oh, she would be my favorite Nana to

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Juilee Decker: Me banana bread. Okay. So Jayce, I'm going to ask you questions about how things are going with this whole coven thing.

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Juilee Decker: And if you answer if you know how to answer it, great. If not, Nana can help. Or we can just, you know, spread it around, pass the mic, as they say, which means have other people answer. So my first question for you is,

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Juilee Decker: So we have this thing called COVID and how's that going for you the

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Juilee Decker: House house, house. So what makes it bad because I

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Jayce: Can go

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Juilee Decker: So what are you doing during the day. Why are you, where are you hanging out, how's that going. If you can't go anywhere. What's your day look like

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Jayce: Stomach ache.

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Juilee Decker: Oh, you have a stomachache.

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Juilee Decker: Yes. Oh, that's no fun, how, why is that is it, why you have a stomach ache, because I ate food that

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Jayce: My stomach ache.

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Juilee Decker: Yeah, you know, one of the little kiddos that I was just talking to said he spends most of his day.

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Juilee Decker: I don't know how all those kids were. I think he was about nine. He's got nine years old, but he said he spends most of his day playing games and eating and staying inside. Does that sound about the same for you.

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Jayce: Do you visit any friends of yours, you have friends that you can go see

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Jayce: You do. Where do you go when you go out what you don't get you to see some friends right yes with people's to take

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Juilee Decker: You do that's fun. That's fun because you get to be outside. That's good. I have

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Jayce: To wait

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Juilee Decker: Oh, a two wheeler. Well, that makes it even more fun goodness

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Juilee Decker: So you have. Do you have one friend that you hang out with, or do you have more than one friend that you hang out with

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Jayce: I get eight

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Juilee Decker: You have a friend.

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Juilee Decker: Well, Jayce, you’re Mr. Popular. That's awesome. So okay, so you hang out so you you eat snacks. You eat bananas banana bread when she makes it for you.

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Juilee Decker: You hang out with your friends at the park. When you go down to the park and so overall like are things going. Good for you. Is this, is this going okay or what would you change. If you could change something, what would you change.

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And

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Joysetta Pearse: No. No. Would you would you change about around, you know, Corona. What is it,

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Jayce: I'm like, what is it good and he died. No, it's not good for me. Okay. Yeah.

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Juilee Decker: So that's why we have to wear masks everything. What do you think about the whole mask and all that.

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Jayce: And we need to love.

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Juilee Decker: Yes, we do. We do need gloves and we need to keep our hands really clean. So what do you think about that. Is that hard to remember is that easy to remember.

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Jayce: Easy.

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Jayce: Easy. Yeah.

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Juilee Decker: It's hard for me to remember my mask. That's the thing I always have a hard time with because when I'm at home I don't need it. But as soon as I leave the house. I have to get my mask and that makes that's hard for me to remember all the time.

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Juilee Decker: So, what, what would you say if you had something that you were really looking forward to when

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Juilee Decker: Coronavirus is over. What would that be

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Jayce: Um, I go to Canada.

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Jayce: And I see all my friends and I don't think like teachers at

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Jayce: My school is in Canada.

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Juilee Decker: So wait, so are you in kindergarten right now.

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Juilee Decker: Yes. Okay, so

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Jayce: I'm using what I

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Juilee Decker: That's what I was just going to ask you. How are you getting on kindergarten. So you're using an iPad.

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Juilee Decker: You like it.

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Jayce: Yes, my mom bought it.

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Juilee Decker: Will do you like to do in kindergarten like that. Like, do you like going on this, you know, online with her iPad, how does that, how does that work.

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I'm

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Jayce: Charging…on the way to

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Joysetta Pearse: The teacher calls

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Juilee Decker: Oh, okay. So did she call you, or do you like you like who who's on the screen. Is that your whole classes on the screen.

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Juilee Decker: Yes, oh my gosh, that's, that's, kind of, that's just like what we do in college. So I teach college and that's exactly what we're doing in college. So you're basically like a college student now in kindergarten.

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Juilee Decker: That's pretty cool. That's really cool.

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Juilee Decker: And so do have you seen your teacher, though, like in real life. Have you seen her since coded started your

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Joysetta Pearse: House right

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Joysetta Pearse: She I went to a party with all nice. No you didn't.

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Juilee Decker: Oh, well, that that's kind of fun if you got to see her there.

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Juilee Decker: That's good that you got to see her. Oh my goodness, that's great. Did you

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Jayce: See you.

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Jayce: You took the picture. Let's ignore them on.

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Jayce: Mr. Yeah. Oh, he's okay he

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Jayce: Was he had another teacher.

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Joysetta Pearse: Oh, that was his pre K teacher

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Juilee Decker: Oh, goodness. Oh, so. Okay, I won't tell anyone this, but do you like your pre K teacher better or your kindergarten teacher better

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Oh,

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Jayce: Well,

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Juilee Decker: I was going to say, or is it both because that's hard when you had pre K when you had a good Pre K teacher. And you also have a good kindergarten teacher. So, so do you like actually do it, because since you were in Pre K so you know what it's like to go to school.

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Juilee Decker: Like actually go there. So do you like going to school or do you like the way you do it in coven where you're on your iPad.

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Jayce: Oh no, I don't like school

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Juilee Decker: Like school. What do you not like about a Jayce.

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Jayce: Because it's crazy everybody

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Juilee Decker: In real life, school or in COVID school, or both.

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Jayce: I'm the smartest one around, you know, yes.

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Juilee Decker: Yeah.

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Juilee Decker: I forgot to ask Jayce, how old are you,

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Juilee Decker: Yeah yeah you if you're the smartest one around that makes it hard. That makes it real hard.

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Juilee Decker: And then as far as like other things going on. Everything else is there anything else that you're really excited about or things that you're doing now that you didn't do before

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Juilee Decker: So, like, my friend. She started doing yard, like gardening and being outside more because the coven because she couldn't go anywhere. Is there anything that you're doing that you like more now.

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Jayce: I walk my

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Juilee Decker: Dog. What kind of dog.

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Juilee Decker: Wait, what kind of walk

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Jayce: Walk see

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Joysetta Pearse: Roxy six and six to 12

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Juilee Decker: What is this. Wait a minute, I'm missing, like the piece here.

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Joysetta Pearse: You have two dogs. Right. This takes you six years old, and it was no oh no I'm

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Jayce: Shocked. Whoa.

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Juilee Decker: Oh my gosh.

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Juilee Decker: Wait there. They're both older than you, to their older than you.

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Jayce: Wow. Yes, they

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Jayce: May fight.

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Juilee Decker: Oh, yeah.

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Jayce: And they jump to each other.

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Juilee Decker: So when I was growing up, my sister and I had two dogs and they fought all the time, but my dog was better. So I always just like

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My little dog.

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Juilee Decker: Awesome.

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Juilee Decker: I love it. No, this is the way dogs are. This is what they do. They totally do. Okay. So is there anything else you want to tell me about co bit about how it's going

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Joysetta Pearse: So what do you think you guys

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Jayce: Yeah.

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Juilee Decker: It's yeah well as lots of people are getting really sick still yeah it's and it's kind of, it's sad like just

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Jayce: I stay in my house.

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Juilee Decker: Yeah yeah

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Jayce: Thanks very much.

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Juilee Decker: Thank you for your time, Jayce. It's so nice to meet you. I really enjoyed seeing you and you have a great smile you totally have a great smile. It's nice to see you. Thank you. You are great. You give me awesome answers. I appreciate it.

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Juilee Decker: Bye, my little friend.

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Joysetta Pearse: Got one more.

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Juilee Decker: Okay, one more. Hold on, I'm waiting.

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Joysetta Pearse: You want to tell a story.

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Joysetta Pearse: His grandmother is here to my

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Juilee Decker: Oh, awesome. Okay, come on over.

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Joysetta Pearse: To you.

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Joysetta Pearse: Yeah, I don't think

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Tonia: Hello.

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Juilee Decker: Hi. So I'm having everybody say the first name and spell it.

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Tonia: My name is TONIA

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Juilee Decker: Few and I got it all right tone. Yeah. So I have this list of questions. So this is about people and what they're doing during coven

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Juilee Decker: So I'll ask each question. And if you want to pass on the question you can or just kind of tell me random things but it's about like kind of the difference between then

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Juilee Decker: Before code and now. So the first one is before code. What would you say an average day was like for you. And then, like, what is it like now.

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Tonia: I'm well I'm right now I'm retired.

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Tonia: But right now I drive school buses. So my day was getting up and doing school runs midday.

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Tonia: And a couple of times a week, I was kidding.

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Tonia: The same dogs, he's talking about. I work all the time. I'm the primary caretaker. So that's pretty much my day. Yeah.

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Juilee Decker: And how's it different now.

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Tonia: No roller skating.

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Juilee Decker: Yeah, yeah, I'm a bowler so no bowling.

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Juilee Decker: So, yeah.

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Tonia: They actually are enrolled on opened up the skating rink. Then they built the floor outside the rink. So we went last Saturday, Jason. I will. We had some fun. That was interesting.

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Oh, wow.

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Juilee Decker: That's awesome. Okay. So then in terms of a coven story. What do you been doing to pass the time or to help other people or like, what have you been doing during this time. That's like different than what you might have been doing otherwise.

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Tonia: Oh boy.

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Tonia: Is it not going to work is

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Tonia: This. The biggest change.

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Yeah.

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Tonia: I looked into

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Tonia: Working on some things and some projects that I had started before I have taken some courses before so I looked into those that wanted some more courses online courses that I take

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Tonia: Those took up needing again so often.

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Juilee Decker: That's awesome.

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Tonia: Again spent a lot of time entertaining the dogs because we are

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Tonia: Pretty much confined right now because my house is elevated so they don't have a lot of room to move around. So I kind of have

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Tonia: In this in a small outside space. I have to really tend to them, instead of just letting them run like they used to. So they take a lot for my time too.

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Juilee Decker: Yeah yeah

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Tonia: I'm

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Juilee Decker: always amazed by all these people who have all these projects that they've accomplished and I'm sitting here going,

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Tonia: Well, I haven't

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Juilee Decker: Really done those things I've cleaned out some cupboards and like gotten rid of some things to Salvation Army like clothes and stuff, but I haven't done anything miraculous like a lot

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Tonia: Of eyes just take you and I just said, it's just passing time

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Yeah.

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Tonia: I found a few more things interesting to do.

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Juilee Decker: Yeah.

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Tonia: That I wasn't doing before, because I really like sit in my living situation like my

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Tonia: Cable access is very limited. So my my I've watched a lot of CNN.

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Tonia: Because I can't get any more challenging at CNN and T AMP t

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Juilee Decker: So those have become your best friends. I get it. I totally get it. That's funny.

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Tonia: More than ambient sound just have something in the world.

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Juilee Decker: Right. And then as far as like groups, you're a part of. So question for us like how's the pandemic affected the groups that you're a part of. So definitely the roller skating. If you had a group for that, but any other groups that you're a part of that like this has changed a little bit.

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Tonia: I'm not so much. I'm not worried I'm house mouse. I like to stay in the house. So that part that doesn't really affect me that much. You know, I found some things to do, because I didn't have to leave to go to work.

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Juilee Decker: Right, right.

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Tonia: On one if I didn't never have to come out of the house.

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Tonia: In the police department. And when I retired from the, I don't think I came out of my house for six months.

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Tonia: Yeah.

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Tonia: groceries delivered with Pea Pod I didn't come out of the house at all. So I

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Juilee Decker: Did have

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Tonia: Grown some over these years, but I'm out more now more social than I was before.

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Juilee Decker: Yeah, yeah. It's interesting how you get into your environment. And it's like, Okay, this, this is my space and and my husband. On the other hand, is like

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Juilee Decker: social butterfly.

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Juilee Decker: This whole Cogan thing.

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Juilee Decker: Was cramping his style because he couldn't make his rounds at work and like stopping it. Everybody's desk.

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Juilee Decker: Because I'm like, Ah, there's no one's stopping at my desk and I'm liking it.

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Juilee Decker: I get it, I get it. Tony, I totally hear what you're saying. So, what word would you use to describe the way you felt at the beginning of the pandemic and then the way you feel now well

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Tonia: The worst part of it to me is like the paranoia aspect of it because you can't see this thing you don't know who has it, you don't know who does some people may have it not have any symptoms. So, this

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Tonia: I'm a hugger. So that's a big problem for me. Can't go hug. People like I wouldn't really do you know and so so that's the big, big be

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Tonia: Aspect of of trying to keep it you know protective I'm around my mom all the time she you know of age, then that that becomes an underlying

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Tonia: Condition and my, my father. You know, so I have a lot of people around me who are susceptible to or have what they call these underlying conditions.

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Tonia: So it makes it kind of difficult in that respect. So we're not doing you know a lot of things that we did as a family. We're not doing. I said, the biggest concern is who you around to make sure you're not bringing anything home yeah yeah yeah

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Juilee Decker: It was interesting that the kid kiddos that I was interviewing. One of them said they felt angry about the situation right now. And I thought that was interesting because they were like eight, nine year old kids.

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Juilee Decker: And then

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Juilee Decker: In terms of the pandemic in general and covert in general. Is there anything else this last question. Is there anything else you want to say or share anything about this experience that you kind of have been thinking about or anything.

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Tonia: Um, it does have some positive aspects, if you like I said, if you survive it, and you don't and not to the point where I'm speaking of, I know there's so many people now who have long term illnesses afterwards. But I'm saying that you get through it for a lot of people. I think it's been

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Tonia: Eye opening in that and people taking, you know, different kind of look at their lives.

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Tonia: And starting to appreciate things and some people are, you know, re establishing relationships with people who've made it cooled with or haven't been in touch with a lot of people looking out for each other neighbors looking out for each other.

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Tonia: Things like that. And that's nice to see people riding bikes and walking for exercise. So you see your neighbors that you haven't seen in a long time. But everybody's. Hi, how are you. How's the family line on

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Juilee Decker: Yeah yeah

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Tonia: Yeah, that's nice to say

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Juilee Decker: Yeah, silver lining. If there is one like that is definitely a silver lining

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Tonia: That that's a nice to you, and believe it or not, is it a lot of people can't go to church. So I do a lot of, you know, church services online and and that makes it a lot of us here. I think that

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Juilee Decker: Yeah, so it's good, but you can find something you like better now like

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Juilee Decker: Now, yeah.

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Tonia: I like on Sunday I spend maybe about six hours just looking at different church services, which is cool like

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Juilee Decker: I said,

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Juilee Decker: It is, yeah.

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Juilee Decker: Awesome. Well, thank you so much, Tony. It was great to meet you and I, I feel like if we're similar in our outlook on like home bodies.

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Juilee Decker: staying at home.

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Juilee Decker: Got it. I totally get you. So it's really nice to meet you. Thank you. So

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Tonia: much I appreciate it. You're very welcome. All right.

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Juilee Decker: Bye.

--- KEIWAN

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Juilee Decker: Hello. Yeah, I've seen you from afar.

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Juilee Decker: So I'm. My name is Juilee. So say your say your first name and then spell it.

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Keiwan: Okay. My first name is Keiwan.

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Juilee Decker: Okay. So wait, KE IWA N. Yes. Okay. Got it. Great. Alright. Q on. So what I'll do is all ask you a questions and then you can respond to it or you know we can move in another direction. So,

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Juilee Decker: The question is, before code. What would you say an average day of life was like for you then and then now.

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Keiwan: It's okay to me. I mean, everybody working before everybody was going crazy before we started.

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Keiwan: I just started laughing like

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Keiwan: Yes.

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Juilee Decker: Yeah.

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Keiwan: It was like a normal day, I guess.

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Keiwan: And

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Juilee Decker: Was your normal day was it pretty much like going work hanging out was, is there anything that changed like once coven happen.

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Keiwan: I mean something. I guess when I guess when President aggressors. Nah, man. Wow, everybody.

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Juilee Decker: You know, I was. I didn't ask this to other people, but I feel like the moment I found out about the lockdown. So I was, I live in Rochester, which is way Western New York and I was down at West Point, doing a project with the cadets

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Juilee Decker: On monuments and stuff. And that's when I found out about the lockdown. And I hightailed it back up here like driving back up here.

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Juilee Decker: And I feel like this is like one of those instances the covert thing is where, like, you remember where you were when you found out you had to do lockdown. Do you feel that way to like you remember the moment of like, oh my god, this is like serious

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Juilee Decker: Yeah yeah

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Juilee Decker: Yeah, cuz it's been six months already like it's been a long time.

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Keiwan: Yeah, for this thing to do because people

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Keiwan: Like crazy

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Juilee Decker: Yeah yeah

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Keiwan: They just upset me

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Yeah.

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Juilee Decker: And what would you say you've been doing like for your coven story like from then till now. What have you been doing like to occupy time or things that you might have been doing that are a little bit different.

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Juilee Decker: Just to pass the time or since you can't go out with friends and stuff like that, like, what, what have you been doing to pass the time.

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Keiwan: We still want to see things that went to church, watching movies and stuff like that.

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Keiwan: Yeah, we

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Keiwan: Do such

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Keiwan: From cousin called me to Java just opening just work.

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Keiwan: Yeah yeah

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Juilee Decker: So is there any part that changed just because you couldn't actually do a certain thing or was there any part that you felt was really weird or different

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Keiwan: Man, you can like walk around like more like can

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Keiwan: Imagine America today we look around for someone like me now so

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Juilee Decker: Yeah, yeah, yeah. And then what would you say about with the groups that you're a part of, like, cousins, family, friends, anything like that. Like, how has that been different, or how has that changed right now could but but like from the beginning until now.

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Keiwan: Well, like I don't really, they don't really come see me so I live by myself like premier stuff so they can come see me talk to them like some iOS, which in a month, like some a sale. This that say hello. Hi.

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You hear

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Keiwan: Me.

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Juilee Decker: Yeah.

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Juilee Decker: To myself. Yeah. And essentially by yourself. Do you feel like it, it, it may not be very different for you then in terms of day to day if you're by yourself.

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Yes.

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Keiwan: My regular day to be

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Juilee Decker: No, I get it. I totally get it. That makes sense to me. And then

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Juilee Decker: What would you say you're feeling was at the very beginning of Kobe like a word.

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Juilee Decker: That and then now.

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Keiwan: Like oh scale cuz. Oh, no.

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Keiwan: Oh no, cuz

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Keiwan: He was good too.

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Keiwan: You know, businesses and stuff like

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Keiwan: I mean, I was scared.

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Keiwan: Like you know you gotta think Braves

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Juilee Decker: Yeah, no I one of the little youngsters. I just interviewed. He said he was scared and now he feels safe and that's about the way I was terrified. I mean, cuz I was all the way down at West Point. And I was like, Oh my God, you know, I don't have hand sanitizer.

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Juilee Decker: Like freaking out. And I did that one to help me. But anyway, um, but, yeah, I felt terrified like scared and now I feel much safer. I still have my mask and go. I mean, you know, I'm still very careful, but

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Juilee Decker: I I teach. And so I normally I would see hundreds of students a day. And so it's all different. Now, so I feel safe, but I miss my students a lot because we just don't see them as much

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Juilee Decker: And then is there anything else going on code wise that you're thinking about or that you want to share or anything else, relative to Kobe that you thought was interesting or different or important to tell anyone.

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Juilee Decker: Yeah yeah be unsafe. I think that's an important bit of advice like to be safe and to be careful. Awesome. Well, that was great. Thank you so much. I really enjoyed it. It was nice to meet you.

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Juilee Decker: All right. Bye bye.

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Okay.

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Joysetta Pearse: She coming

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Okay.

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Joysetta Pearse: And thank you for participating. Thank you.

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Joysetta Pearse: I'm good. We got one more, gentlemen.

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