At 95 years old, Muriel Fishman has lived through a lot, including a World War and the Great Depression.
“The main thing in my life was poverty,” she says. “There was no food, no clothes. I was wearing boots made of felt.”
Still, despite living through monumental world events, Fishman, who lives in Montreal, has never seen the world come to a standstill the way she has with the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s unbelievable, because we weren’t faced with these problems. Life went on and relationships went on. You met friends and you went out and you did things but we don’t do that now. The whole [world] is upside down.”
Fishman is an avid reader who is “always lost in a book,” which has helped pass the time during the pandemic. While she prides herself for maintaining good health, she relies on organizations including NDG Senior Citizens’ Coun
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