Won’t you be my neighbor?

Posted: June 19, 2015 in blog, family, ramblings

One of our neighbors moved. The “for rent” sign went up at the first of May. They left over a week ago. They had the biggest U-haul you can rent. Took them 2 days to load up.  They were a young couple, gone all day, home at the same time every evening. No kids, just a cat and a dog. I can tell you all that, but if you asked me what their names were, I would have to say, I didn’t know.

They were quiet people, they kept to themselves. Rarely saying hi at times. Maybe it was because of their age, or the hours they worked. Maybe they felt out of place. Or that was all it was, a place to sleep at night. Not really a home.

Growing up, we knew all our neighbors. When they drove by, everyone would throw their hand up to say “hey”. Some would even stop to have a quick chat, usually about the weather, before heading home. In the summer, you would usually find a basket of fresh grown veggies from someone’s garden, on your porch. Everyone was friendly, willing to lend a hand when needed.

Now, the “for rent”sign is gone, but no sign of new neighbors. Oldest is hoping for a family with kids. Preferably a girl her age. And maybe, just maybe, we will get to know their names. 🙂

  1. OneBusyMama says:

    I live in a culdesac with 7 houses in it. Mine in one of them. We don’t know most of their names. We have….mr&mrs perfect (Because the yard is always immaculate and if there was ever a leaf on the one I think they would rush to pick up), the flashing garage light people, Arturo (we know his, but not his wife’s or the tons of grandkids that come and go), Jackie & firefighter hubby, and our neighbors that lives next to us we also knew….but they moved. The other house across the street was “the peepers” (they were the nosy kind that would always watch out their windows to see what was going on) but the peepers moved and we never see the new couple that bought it. We live in an older crowd neighborhood. Jackie & firefighter hubby are younger than us, but she’s a nurse and he’s a firefighter so they are always gone.

    Long story short…..I get it

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