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Virus diary: Birmingham 11-year-old gets wish for a rescue puppy


April 01, 2020, 9:58 AM

This is part of an occasional series of reflections by Metro Detroiters. We welcome submissions at admin@deadlinedetroit.com. The writer, an 11-year-old student at Quarton Elementary School, lives in Birmingham.

By Hannah Bolton


Hannah Bolton: "One bright spot is spending more time with my family." 

The coronavirus creates a challenging new normal, but one bright spot is spending more time with my family. With all this free time, my parents decided to get a rescue puppy after my sister and I begged for months. His name is Easton.

We also watch movies, play board games and hang out in the spring sun.

On the negative side, it can be very noisy with everyone in the house. Being captive at home can get boring and means trying not to fight if you have a sibling. I stay cheerful by keeping busy with schoolwork and watching TV, especially “Shark Tank.” I would love to be a famous entrepreneur myself one day.

Stay safe, healthy and enjoy this extra time with your family.


Hannah and Ella Bolton, sheltering in place with Easton. (Photos: Rebecca Bolton)



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