Not long ago, someone asked: “What is one good thing that has happened as a result of the Coronavirus?” The answers sounded like a step back in time. The pandemic has brought back activities from the 20th Century.
Drive-In Movies, Anyone?
Those who miss the drive-in movie might be surprised to hear they are making a comeback. In Northern Virginia, some bright person is using the Metro parking lot on Saturday nights as a drive-in theater.
Ward, Dinner Is Ready
Nothing sums up 1950s home life more than one of the first-ever sitcoms, Leave it to Beaver. Viewers often saw the mom character, June Cleaver, dressed in her apron happily working in the kitchen. Well, it appears that cooking has made a comeback because of the Coronavirus.
Cooking brings on another lost cultural behavior: the family dinner. With fewer activities, parents and kids are sitting down to eat together.
These days of COVID-19 hasn’t so much brought on an era of new and different things but revived a few old and comfortable customs. Of course, it wasn’t all roses in the days of Leave it to Beaver, but this is a time when we might identify those cultural activities worth renewing.