I have friends who keep “go bags” next to their front door.  I first heard the term when the Boston Marathon Bomber was suspected of lurking in a nearby neighborhood.  A friend packed his “go bag” full of essentials in the event he was evacuated from his home at a moment’s notice.

On a much lighter note, I also recall the hilarious scene in “I Love Lucy” where Lucy and Ricky kept a “go bag” of sorts near the front door in anticipation of her heading to the hospital to deliver Little Ricky.

A few of my neighbors managed some of their COVID related anxiety by packing one, too.

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