ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In the first light of dawn, the line outside our local grocery store in Rio Rancho extended along the strip mall to the local cross street. The parking lot was full and it was 20 minutes until the store would open for senior citizen shopping hours: 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
It wasn’t an undercover assignment. I’m at full Medicare age now – a senior despite my objections.
As I found a parking space, I had grim black and white images of Depression-era bread and soup lines. But those were quickly dispelled once I got into line where people were using shopping carts to help with this social distancing thing.