Search

Paul Huizenga, 53, Murrieta, CA. Vending machine operator & former writer/editor, dead of Covid.



Paul seemed likable enough and I couldn't find many Covid-related posts. His Facebook page wasn't full of angry, political memes but mostly pleasant things, unlike so many featured on SAV.


Let's see what led to Paul's early exit from life:


On February 7th he posted that he hadn't been taking care of his business and said, "This is about as good as I have felt in a while.”

On February 10th, he said he's "been really sick this week."

On Valentine's Day, instead of getting chocolates and flowers, he got searing back pain from Omicron. That doesn't sound very romantic.

On the 18th he says he's been "vaguebooking" and admits that he is in the hospital with "the rona."


Here is what he was referencing, a trip to the hospital in February 2021:


Just over a month later, his wife Jackie announced that Paul died due to complications from Covid.

Paul shared a few posts about the Covid vaccine.

If you read the headline, this post doesn't look too bad, but click on the link.

Here's a quote: "Though we've made great progress, we're not out of the woods just yet," the spokesman then warned. "So please, continue to harass your friends and neighbors about wearing masks, report improper behavior to government authorities, and out strangers on social media whenever possible. That's what good friends do."

Paul asks, "Why am I sharing a Michigan TV weatherman's post? Read for yourself."

Karl, the weatherman quit his job for refusing an employer-required vaccine and said, "Now, if the risk of death from COVID would be significant, I might take a chance and get injected. However for a normally healthy adult not housed in a nursing home or not suffering from serious comorbidities, the chance of surviving COVID is well over 99 percent. I will take the chance and go without a shot. I choose not to risk serious side effects."

Maybe he meant this post as humor? Paul joked a lot but I don't think it's really funny.


In some of his photos he's clearly wearing a mask so I'm glad he wore one instead of fighting it and making a big deal. However, he made a couple of posts that seem to indicate he is not a fan of masks.


He gave his report on mask compliance and added, "If unmasked people frighten or anger you, a remedy is immediately available to you in the form of staying at home."


Merry Christmas. Paul points out that the updated California indoor mask "guidance" is not a law and that there is no penalty for noncompliance.

He made this mask video and posted it to Facebook and YouTube. It's not an anti-mask video but he wanted help picking a new mask. He said he had N-95 masks but didn't like to wear them out because he'd get shamed by the Karens of the world. It's kind of funny. What's your vote?



That's about all that Vaxman and I could put together for Paul's thoughts on Covid and masks.


Here are some of the posts that made me like Paul:


On Halloween he filled his claw machine with bags of candy and toys and put it on free play!

He clearly loved his cats. I love cats, too, but my eyes and nose do not. Darn allergies!


He loved Betty White. Is there anyone on the planet that didn't like her? Maybe Bea Arthur but I think that was just jealousy.

He visited Pearl Harbor and wrote a really touching and thoughtful post.

If you've been in the SAV forum much, you've probably seen my comments on a member's posts about train travel. It's no secret that I love trains and so did Paul.


He clearly loved his Father and spent a lot of time with him.


He and his Dad took a trip to Shampoo Bananana (if you know, you know!), otherwise known as Champaign-Urbana, for a University of Illinois football game. Go Illini! I wonder what he thought of the Three in One?

As part of his Midwest tour took the obligatory trip to Monical's Pizza. I wonder if he dipped his pizza in their red French dressing? Yeah, it's a Midwest thing and it's delicious! Don't judge until you try it!



Paul didn't fill his Facebook feed with lots of misinformation and hateful posts (unless they've been scrubbed). He seemed like a pretty nice man. I'm sorry that Covid has divided people and the politicalization has compelled some people to not get vaccinated against a highly communicable and deadly virus.

Maybe I'm just looking for a shred of humanity in these cases because that's what I need right now.


RIP Paul.

22,098 views2,528 comments