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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Goodbye Covid Virus and 2020, Welcome 2021 and Covid Vaccines

Dear Family and Friends,

It is a tradition here in Ecuador to burn an effigy at midnight.  The effigy is symbolic of what you are letting go of and choose not take into the new year.  It is quite common to see stuffed dummies of political leaders, football teams and other things representing what people want to leave behind them.

The other day we bought our effigy.  We bought a symbolic covid virus.  We look forward to burning him tonight and hopefully mark the beginning of leaving him behind us.  We are not sure when we will be able to get our vaccine here in Ecuador, but as soon as we can, we will be getting it. 

To all our friends and family, please be careful until you can get your vaccine.  The new strain of the virus is much easier to catch.  Do everything you can to protect yourself and others.

We love you all.

Nancy and Chuck


  1. Wishing you both a happy and healthy new year.

  2. Great idea. Let us hope we are rid of the virus soon. Wishing you a very happy new year

    1. Nikhil, Not sure when we will have the vaccine here in Ecuador. I hope you will get it soon in India. The whole world needs healing, not only from the virus, but also in our hearts.


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