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A case of silly string

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A case of silly string


The only reason I chose this photo is that it is so representative of the pandemic for me. We had been planning a big Halloween party, and had to cancel it due to the numbers going up in Washington County. Halloween, which is one of our favorite holidays, was suddenly looking to be very boring with just our family. In a typical pandemic move, I bought an entire case of silly string and let my two kids spray it all over each other, ourselves, and our yard. It was surprisingly satisfying, and it’s the sort of thing that never ever would have happened if it hadn’t been a pandemic.


Melissa pierce


October 31, 2020


Melissa Pierce

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Melissa pierce, “A case of silly string,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed May 29, 2024,