Will you be my neighbor?

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  2. Just like Mr. Rogers, we sure would like to pick and choose our own neighbors, wouldn't we? We'd want our own neighborhood chef, confidant, babysitter, and he-who-owns-every-tool-in-the-world. LOL! Seriously, more often than not, we don't know our neighbors. We don't have or we don't take the time to get to know them. It's been said that knowing our neighbors even if it's just to say, "Hi", may give us a sense of belonging and happiness about where we live. How about you? Do you know your neighbor?
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  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    I live in a seniors housing complex in State College, PA. I have lived here 8 years now, and have gotten to know several people, and some moved out while others are now deceased, but I still have several.
    I wrote a book a few years ago, (sort of my memoirs) If you would like to read it, I will send you a copy via private email.
    I currently am a happy grandmother of 6 grandchildren.
  5. by   toomuchbaloney
    Yeah, I know my neighbor.

    We believe that when we are in community the community has an obligation and accountability to the members. In part we live in proximity because of the ways it can benefit us.
  6. by   Tweety
    I know my neighbors in passing. We'll say hello and that's about it. I've lived here since 2000 and have watched the neighbors all around me and across the street move and new people come in, and then some. I've been to my neighbors house once for a party, but declined other invitations and eventually quit getting invited. They are social people and have a lot of pool parties and seem to have a nice circle of friends, but I'm a bit introverted and don't like parties all that much.
  7. by   StNeotser
    I know both my next door neighbors and one across the street. To the left side is a young family with a beautiful little girl who is a bit older than two but I can't keep track. To the right is a lady who has failing health and bought her house when they were new in 1964. I rarely see the older lady because she is on oxygen and has a family member or caregiver 24/7 now. Across the street there are a nice couple who are also older. He is ex marine corp and has a flag pole that he uses all the correct protocol for. I know all these peoples names. Other than that it's nodding terms. I used to know more when I first lived here. The house directly across the street is a rental and there seem to be four adults sharing it.
  8. by   herring_RN
    Some neighbors I've known since 1969. A young woman who grew up on this block now live there with her husband and three young children. Her grandmother's cousin also lives with them. He cares for the yard and fixes up old furniture that he sells to interior designers.

    Next to them is a couple whose kids also played with our kids.
    Across the street is a couple whos police officer son played with my kids. Now he lives with his parentts because he pays child support to two ex wives. His parents hobby since retirement in ensuring no one parks in front of their house.

    There are two 4 ubnit apartments buildings. Mostly the tenants just say, "Hi".
    Four young men rent a house. They have surfboards, wet suits, bikes, hockey sticks, and a kayak in the yard. Weekends they often hang out in the front yard eating and drinking bear. Young women are often there. they are happy to have a short conversation with passersby.

    One house is an Air B&B. People stay one or two weeks. We've met people of all ages from the mid west, Australia, Germany, and Japan. Sometimes there is a loud party there, but no trouble like we hear about on the news.

    We who walk dogs talk to each other as our dogs sniff. That is true for manyb blocks around.
  9. by   toomuchbaloney
    good stories
    different experiences
  10. by   Davey Do
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    good stories
    different experiences
    Okay...
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  11. by   Davey Do
    Sometimes, our neighbors know too much about us!
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  12. by   Davey Do
    Other times, it's good for business for our Neighbors to know our business!
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  13. by   Davey Do
    Some try to be good neighbors:
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  14. by   Davey Do
    It seems that sometimes our neighbors know all our business!
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  15. by   Davey Do
    Yep. Neighbors know our business and our behaviors:
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