Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Essential items!

So very many wonderful and delightful things during this time, and here is one!

Olive Veronesi SOURCE: Coors Light/Twitter

There's a whole lot of discourse going on right now around the subject of what does and doesn't constitute an "essential" item during life in quarantine.

For Olive Veronesi, a 93-year-old resident of Seminole, Pennsylvania, there is one thing that makes lockdown a whole lot easier: beer.



Veronesi has been doing the responsible thing during the COVID-19 pandemic, by self-isolating in her home and not going outside unless it's absolutely necessary. This led to her running dangerously low on Coors Light, her brand of choice, so she fashioned a sign last week informing her neighbors of the dire situation:

"I was on my last 12 cans," Veronesi told local news station KDKA-TV. "I have a beer every night... You know what, beer has vitamins in it, it's good for you, as long as you don't overdo it."

While Veronesi is correct that beer does contain vitamin B, alcohol destroys the vitamin B complex, so the vitamin benefit is largely only found in unfiltered beers.

Her public plea for more beer soon went viral, and led to a surprise delivery on Monday; 150 cans of Coors Light, along with some Coors Light merchandise, which she proudly modeled. Delighted by the gift, Veronesi quickly made a new sign updating the world: "Got more beer!"

27 comments:

  1. Love it! What is essential to one of us may not be essential to the rest of us. But that doesn't mean it's not an essential product. Stories like hers are fun; love her spirit.

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  2. Love this! Yes, we each have our essential items and I suspect those are as varied as we humans are. It's certainly teaching us how lucky we are most of the time to be able to find what we want when we want it. Take care, Nan!

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  3. That is cute! Coors Light is RH's beer of choice too. I'm sure it is a treat for him and Olive at the end of a day's work. Good for you, Olive! Glad you're set for 150 days.

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  4. love it! also love the 99 year old Chap in the UK who wanted to raise 1 thousand pounds for the NHS by walking round his garden using his walker ...they say he's raised nearly 9 million pounds and counting... his 100th birthday is 30th of April and a small girl has started a collection of virtual cards /best wishes for him I believe.

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  5. While beer would definitely not be on my list of essential items, chocolate would be very near the top! Good job there seems to be no shortage of that at the shops... also, the Easter bunny brought me plenty, and I am slowly munching my way through my stock.

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  6. Thanks Nan, what a cheery little tale you found! We both laughed with glee at this lady and her beer-a-day!! And yes, the 99 year old over here is our new hero, he thought he'd be lucky to get a few thousand pounds and look what happened. He doesn't care how much or little people give, as long as the NHS gets it. Bless! Stay safe over there. x

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  7. What a fun story! We have plenty of wine and bourbon. :)

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    1. The liquor stores in NH are doing a thriving business!

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  8. A very happy story! And you told it very well.

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    1. I just copied and pasted it from a newspaper!

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  9. I was rooting for her to get some. I am glad it happened.

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  10. Nan - what a great story. I was lucky because I had gone to the library and took out a big armload of books the day before they decided to close. Of course, I have to admit that I do have a few unread books on my bookshelves, not to mention all the books that are fun to read again. And I keep good baking supplies at hand so I can bake cookies to eat while I read. My husband makes a run every two weeks, with a mask, to get a couple of six packs. Then we are both happy. I thought I would use this time to give the house a good spring housecleaning, but so far that hasn't worked out.

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  11. Maybe people should try that to see if they can get some toilet paper! Thankfully I have an Amazon subscription and get mine delivered ever 2 months.

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    1. I don't have a subscription but I have been getting it, and kleenex from Amazon for a year, I think. Except now, of course, they are out as well. Luckily, I still had a lot from the last order. Locally, though eveyone has tp, though we can usually get just one at a time.

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