Marion County Folks Tell the Jimp
About Dealing with Unusual Times
By BOB PALMER
Jimplecute News Editor
PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Jan Williams was not about to let a little thing like a pandemic stand between her and her granddaughter Harmony’s fifth birthday.
With the assistance of Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies and other light munchies she packed, the Lake O’ the Pines resident made the drive with a minimum of social contact.
Williams went from Jefferson to Nederland where she spent the night with friends. The next night was spent on the road.
“I stopped in New Mexico at 2:30 [a.m.],” Williams said. “It was a real nice park near Anthony. I have shades that go all around the car. I got up at about 7.”
After using the facilities at the road-side park, she drove through to Phoenix.
“It’s just me travelling,” Williams said. “I don’t have anyone to pump my gas.”
That did not deter Williams, however.
“I have hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes that I use after filling up,” Williams said. “I have cotton gloves I might use on the way back.”
Williams has found Arizona restaurants are also closed except for pickup and drive through.
A Marion County resident since 2013, Williams said she hoped Jefferson restaurants continue to offer take out.
“I can’t wait to get something from Don Juan’s,” she said
Williams is staying with her daughter-in-law Ryniah while in Phoenix. Her son, Trey Williams, passed away four years ago.
“I told her, ‘No,’ I’m driving.”
Williams said they are hoping to find a birthday cake tonight.
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