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Manifesto Monday (on Tuesday): Neighbors

1.26.2009


I believe that we need our neighbors. This morning we awoke to a foot of new snow. I was happy to see such beauty, but knew it would take a toll on my back (and my schedule) to shovel it all by hand. I worked for maybe 20 minutes, and cleared only 15 square feet of my mom's HUGE driveway. Then the phone rang. It was our good ol' neighbor, Norma Lynn. She and her husband have lived next door to us for almost 30 years. Norma Lynn informed us that Riley, her husband, would be right over to snow-blow our drive for us. Hallelujah! My back and schedule were saved! I was no longer doomed to three hours of shoveling. And in return for his good deed, we made him some of our very vest chocolate chip cookies, and we'll take them over warm and fresh on this cold, snowy day. How would we get along without neighbors? We just can't do it alone. This I believe.
photo taken by me...this is my mom's little orchard.

2 comments:

liz said...

I love Riley... and neighbors, we do need them!

Natalie said...

That is one thing I miss out here in the country. My neighbors are pretty far away but they are still there. Thanks for the post.