When ten days ago, the Illinois residents were asked by the governor to wear masks when in public, my first thought was to revive the skills we were taught in grade school at the lessons of Civic Defense.

However, when I shared this idea with Anna, she was quick to react that they do not seem to bee good for the current purpose. I think that their design goes back to the days of chemical weapons being the biggest scare.

Anna told me that her friend, who in the times of peace is a theatrical costume maker, is making masks to order. That sounded great – will there be any other occasion when I could order something from a real costume designer?! I ordered two for each of the boys, and two for myself, and two – just in case. They arrived on Monday, and when I demonstrated them in the office slack channel, everybody got jealous!

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