We bought our house 12 years ago. We have wonderful neighbors. There has never been a problem with any of our neighbors. The only issue I can recall is one neighbor had a dog that would chase our cars down the road. I was always afraid of hitting it.
We have neighbors on one side that are retired and just the loveliest people. The gentleman is a retired minister and years ago when my grandmother died I asked him to do the service for us. They are so friendly and the kind of neighbors everyone hopes for. Across the street we had two other wonderful neighbors, Jack and Kay. They both were retired. Sadly both Jack, then Kay, passed away this past year.
I'm bringing it up because every year at this time Jack would get so much pleasure out of teasing me. He would remind me that summer was over and it was time to go back to school. One year he said he wanted to put signs up in the neighborhood that said, "Ha, Ha! Dawn has to go back to school!". He told me Kay wouldn't let him. :) I loved his sense of humor. He always made me smile. Their house has since sold and I've meet the new neighbors (though this isn't their primary home) and they are very nice as well.
I have a sense of sadness as I get myself ready to head back to school these next couple of weeks. I miss Jack's bantering back and forth with me. Remembering him, though, makes me smile!
Christmas in NYC
4 months ago