Issue 42 | January 27, 2021
Lea Filson, Executive Director, See Plymouth
This week we are learning the pandemic is mutating to twice the contagion level. Now we face more paranoia toward those walking past us. We are wearing double masks. We are staying home…again! Last night, I was up at 3:00 a.m., read a few chapters, went back to bed. Up again at 4:45 a.m. and gave up, made coffee and started working on my computer.

I know I am describing your lives as well. In the beginning, I said, “It could be worse. I lived through Hurricane Katrina. From Hurricane Katrina we lost our homes. We lost our infrastructure…” I realize now that I was wrong. A different crisis is no less a crisis. Losing 'stuff' is better than losing your mind.

What is your answer to this? I think of younger days, listen to the Lettermen, smile at the thought of my high school boyfriend’s kiss until I realize he was ‘just not that into me’. That didn’t end well, but I digress. I promise that what we are going through now will end well.

Okay, deep breath…positive thoughts. I walk the historic and cultural district and the bay. I feel the soft fur of my cat. I listen to Gregorian Chant music. I read and work and read and work. So goes the rhythm of living through the pandemic. I also realize that in six months, things will be better. We’ll all get shots, build our confidence and take all this pent-up demand and go out into the world. That’s where tourism comes into this discussion. See Plymouth has been advertising throughout and has an arsenal of ideas and great ads to welcome people to our businesses again.

We know by mid-summer the economy will take a turn for the better. We know by 2022 our businesses will begin seeing normalcy. We will see each other in person at meetings and remember each other’s smiles. (Just when we finally figured out Zoom and sharing a PDF…) I hope you’ll plan to stop and say hello to us here at 4 North Street and smile your best smile when your visitors and customers begin pouring into your doors again. We deserve to smile again!
Welcome New and Returning See Plymouth Members!
1620 Winery & Wine Bar
Alden House Historic Site/Alden Kindred
Alden Park
Aristocracy Salon & Day Spar
Blake Planetarium
Bramhall's Country Store
Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association 
Celebrate Greater Plymouth
Cork & Table Kitchen & Wine Bar
Hampton Inn & Suites
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Hingham Historical Society
Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor
Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce
Hy-Line Cruises
Island Queen-Ferry 
Made It!
Michael Varao, Real Estate Consultant
Middleborough Historical Assn. & Museum
Old Colony Planning Council 
Pilgrim Hall Museum/Pilgrim Society
Pilgrim John Howland Society 
Pinehills, LLC
Pinewood Lodge Campground
Pioppi's Liquors
Plimoth Candy Company
Plymouth Antiquarian Society
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce 
Plymouth Bay Winery
Plymouth Harbor Knits
Plymouth Mysteries, LLC
Plymouth Night Tour
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra
Plymouth Public Library
Plymouth Yacht Club
Priscilla Beach Theater
Project Arts of Plymouth
Roll Street Tavern
Ryan's Family Amusements
Sandy's at Plymouth Beach
Scituate Historical Society
Second Wind Brewing Company
Shelly's Tea Rooms
Spectacle Management
Spirit of Plymouth Tours
Stellor Custom Jewelry
USA Renaissance Events
Rentals and Sales, Inc.
Woods Seafood
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