The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

About two months ago, I decided to blow my bridge horn every night at 8 pm, to thank frontline workers for all they are doing in the face of this horrible pandemic. I’ve been doing it every time I work swing shift ever since. I’ve blogged about it in more detail here.

I’ve gotten some positive feedback from people in the neighborhood. And often, when I blow my horn, some of the larger vessels in the area join in. It’s all very gratifying.

But the sound of my horn only goes so far. And mine is a humble little blog, only read by a limited number of people. And I really want to thank all the frontline workers that I can. It’s the very least I can do.

So I made this video and posted it on Youtube. You can tell I wasn’t exactly made to be in front of a camera. I’m nervous. The words aren’t  flowing smoothly. Hitchcock and Tarantino would not exactly be jealous if they saw this thing. But hey, it’s heartfelt.

Please, if you know any frontline workers at all, whether they’re in the healthcare field or are first responders or are considered essential workers in any way, it would mean a great deal if you would share this video with them.

Thank you. Stay safe.

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4 thoughts on “A Bridgetender Thanks Frontline Workers

  1. Angiportus Librarysaver says:

    Back in the late 70’s, before they raised it a few notes, Uni’s horn carried well over a mile. I was often surprised when, in a quiet neighborhood, I could hear the horn of one or another bridge for 2 miles or more.
    I have a relative who is safe at home but makes masks, and I am so grateful and proud of her.

    1. Yay! So am I! (And we still get the occasional horn complaint, but so far, nothing but compliments about this particular effort.)

  2. Vicky Autry says:

    Excellent! Trying to share but WiFi is not cooperating. Loved
    the tour!

    1. Maybe just send them a link to the blog and let their wifi deal with the video. Glad you liked it!

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