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Friday, May 29, 2009

THE COMFORT OF A GREAT NEIGHBOR


We have lived in our home for almost 19 years and have had many neighbors over the years. For the most part we have been very lucky. But now we are extremely lucky I think. I have an injured knee that I am nursing and my husband being on dialysis, gets tired very easily(what a pair lol). Our next door neighbor has been (unfortunately )layed off from his job , but in his kindness has been cutting our lawn for the past several weeks. We never asked him to do it, we do go out and give him refreshments and all he says is "I am so bored at home, just looking for something to do". How nice is that, I ask you? It is one less thing for me to worry about. I have been thinking of something nice to do for him and his family, who are always there when we need anything done. I decided this weekend I am going to make them a homemade pizza( which is one of my specialities), I am going to make a basic cheese pizza and give them all the toppings separate so they can put on what they want. Along with it I am going to make a cherry cobbler and I was thinking of a salad. They are the kind of people that do things without expecting or wanting anything for it, so I am hoping this is something homemade from my heart. I feel like if I bought them a gift, it wouldn't have the same feeling. What do you think? Is a gift from the heart good for the soul?
WHAT THIS WORLD NEEDS IS A NEW KIND OF ARMY, THE ARMY OF THE KIND.
CLEVELAND ARMORY

5 comments:

Pttyann said...

That really sounds like a winner they surely will be overjoyed! Lovely post enjoyed the read.

SquirrelQueen said...

That's what being neighbors is all about, how wonderful to have such great folks next door. For you and them!

Good quote.

Anne said...

What awesome neighbors! We had ones like that, but we recently moved and aren't even real sure who the neighbors are now *sigh*.

We have WAY more in common than the correct spelling of our name :) I was born in Michigan and I have a hubby who is injured and needs a lot of care - he fell 3 stories 20 months ago and is still broken.

Very small and similar world, eh? Nice to meet you!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Sounds like a good neighbor! Luckily for you and them too..and you CAN cook and bake..so why not share! I know I always appreciate pies, cakes, cookies, jam ..whatever they share with me! :)

Ayie said...

I miss having the same old neighborhood back home. Now that I moved here in CA, everybody seems to be a complete stranger.