|The Bear showing our neighbor Sam the apples he picked up off the ground in Sam's backyard.|
Mike and I have lucked out with neighbors in every state we've lived in together. When we first started dating we actually were next door neighbors, so maybe it's all in the stars to have great neighbors in our lives. One of the things I was most heartbroken about when I learned we would be moving from NC was moving away from a fantastic neighborhood with THE MOST AWESOME NEIGHBORS. I am tearing up just thinking about all of the wonderful people who surrounded our home there.
Well guess what. We found another lovely neighborhood and some more great people that we call neighbors and even friends. We've met the two neighbors who live to the left and second to the left of us (second to the left has the fairy house). I have met the Dad and a couple of the kids across to the right of us (they just moved and are selling this house if anyone is looking to being our neighbor!!) I met the elderly lady across the street from us who lets us know when she is mowing the lawn so that the Bear can watch her :) . I have met the two little girls who live across the the left; the Bear loves watching them ride their bikes. We've met Jay and his wife who live 3 houses down from us on the right; they helped us jump start our car one morning. Jay grew up in the house we live in. He and his brother(s) dug out our basement! We've even met many of the folks who live behind us, Barb and John in particular who gave us many of our bookshelves! There is an alley behind our house that we share with all of the neighbors behind us so we get to see those folks a lot as well. And Sam and Barb live to our right; the Bear adores Sam.
|Sam lent the Bear these gorgeous, old, rusty Tonka trucks.|
|Sam showing the Bear a lady bug.|
|Here are the tiny apples that fell off of Sam's tree. The Bear kept himself busy picking them up while we chatted with Sam.|
Here's to good neighbors and strong communities!