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Letters from the Homefront: The Classroom Edition Part II

The following “Letters from the Homefront” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. Inspired by the poignant letters in the Maryland Historical Society collection documenting past adversities from the Spanish flu of 1918, to the Annapolis yellow fever epidemics of 1793 and 1800, MdHS is calling on Marylanders to send their personal stories of how the pandemic is impacting their lives.

Handwritten letter by Milan Reddy
Photo courtesy of Milan

April 6, 2020 – On this day, Milan from Baltimore writes:

I am sad because I miss my friends. Home school is a lot harder because we have more work. The easy thing about home school is in the morning because you can do what ever you want.

Sincerely, Milan [8 years old]

Handwritten letter by Amar Smith
Photo courtesy of Amar

April 6, 2020 – On this day, Amar from Baltimore writes:

I really miss my friends. I get to wear my pj’s. I get to be with my family. I’m really happy when this is over i want to go to dave and busters!

Amar [second grade]

Handwritten letter by Emma Al-Banna
Photo courtesy of Emma

April 27, 2020 – On this day, Emma from Arnold writes:

Well my life is very hard this has never benn like this before. I like when my mom takes us to get lunch with are friends. It’s benn a good time.

Emma [7 years old]

Please note: The views, information, and opinions expressed and shared on the underbelly through the Collecting in Quarantine project do not necessarily represent those of the Maryland Historical Society. Our staff does not verify for accuracy the information contained within these submissions. We also do not edit the content beyond minor modifications for formatting or to remove personally identifying information, if applicable. Just like the historic letters in our collection, each letter presents the writer’s own perspective. The primary purpose of this series, with the permission of contributors, is to share and collect the experiences of Marylanders living through the COVID-19 crisis at this moment in time.

To learn more about the Collecting in Quarantine project and how to share a story of your own, click here.