Hannah Ernst, a teenager in New Jersey, lost her grandpa, Calvin Schoenfeld, to covid-19 in May. Schoenfeld, 83, was a graphic designer, and Hannah created a digital silhouette of him as a tribute. Since then, she has made hundreds more silhouettes of covid victims from around the world.
The number of Covid deaths in the United States is fast approaching 200,000. And while Americans of all ages have lost their lives, the vast majority are grandparents, great-grandparents, and their peers. Millions of people are grieving them.
Collin Fowler of Albuquerque, New Mexico serenaded his quarantined grandparents with bagpipes to mark their 55th wedding anniversary. He stood in the middle of their cul-de-sac, while they listened from the safety of their stoop.
To document the dying art of making pasta from scratch, British journalist Vicky Bennison has filmed hundreds of Italian grandmas in their kitchens. The result, she says, is a “Noah’s Ark” of knowledge and skills that might otherwise have been lost.