Neighbors

Just a simple observation.

One of our not-too-close neighbors is a young family of four with another on the way.  Every morning about 8am mom and kids go for a walk.

We live on a cul-du-sac.  As the family walks by the end of our block, Mom and the youngest, about 2 years old, wait at the intersection as the 3 older children run, barefoot mind you, down one side of the cul-du-sac and up the other.

It took a while for me to notice that mom was waiting at the intersection since we live in the middle of the block.  For the life of me I couldn’t figure out where these kids were going or what they were doing.

I certainly hope their financial situation is not the cause for being barefoot but I don’t think I would let my children/grandchildren run around the neighborhood without shoes.  I frequently ride my bike along these streets and see broken glass, litter, dog droppings, etc.

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One Response to “Neighbors”

  1. It’s interesting about neighbors isn’t it? My son moved me to Seattle last year and we do have great neighbors, but there are some that I watch now and then, but don’t know. One was an elderly lady who wears a big straw hat and walks very slowly around the neighborhood, up and down both sides of the street, peering at all the houses — the same ones she sees everyday. I finally went out and introduced myself. Her name is Dorothy and she turned out to be a very interesting lady. You never know until you ask.

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