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COVID has changed the "normal" of our every day lives. What was another time your "normal" changed?

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New Normal.  I go back to 1980 when I worked as a civilian triage pharmacist at Fort McCoy, WI for the Cuban-Haitian Resettlement Project (aka Marielitos). It was a surreal experience that became normal, 10-12h days, living on an old military base, having limited supplies, eating at a mess, then repeat the next day, 7 days a week. Worked with all kinds of patients and staff, including interpreters. We were all captive up to a point. You lived and worked in this bubble that became your normal and felt out of place when it was over. for me it was June to November and it felt like years . . . in a good way.

A FB group to find people who worked there (I'm in the middle of the picture 40 years ago): https://www.facebook.com/groups/CHRTF/

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@pranelli Wow, that sounds intense! It has always interested me how the most intense experiences also bond people together so tightly. 

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@frank It sure was intense. Thank you for commenting. So many stories from that time, including the Great Sandal Riot. I'll explain another day.

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