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Business Unusual on Vacation

The following “Business Unusual” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. With current mandates for all non-essential businesses to close, business is anything but usual in Maryland. In the Business Unusual series, MdHS is asking business employees, owners, customers, passers-by and neighborhood residents to visually share their experiences during the COVID-19 crisis.

Friday, May 15, 2020 – On this day, Donald Castronova from Jarrettsville shared the photos below along with the following dispatch:

My wife was sad because, at our older age, we must skip traveling this year. We love Ocean City and try to go as often as possible. I have cartooned in my career at Bethlehem Steel and am now doing more of it during these stay-at-home days. So I created this for my wife in the hope it would cheer her up. I must say that it worked.

Backyard Vacation comic
Courtesy of Donald Castronova

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