Dave, Lake County:
I speak to my neighbors every day. We are in a community where we have to be aware of what’s going on around us. I know my neighbors on both sides of me for three houses on each side. I know my neighbors in front of me for three houses on each side and I know two of my neighbors behind me. So yes, we talk on a regular basis and we talk about everything from the weather to the smoke to politics to religion to old wars to whatever. It’s just a form of communication and that’s the way I was brought up in England. We always wanted to know who our neighbors were and be in touch with our neighbors because you never know when you might need to depend on your neighbor. We are, however, in a small village. Thank you, bye-bye.
Amanda, San Francisco:
The last time I spoke to my neighbor was today. My neighbor’s name is Ursula. Ursula is two years old and I am a senior citizen. Ursula isn’t a foo-foo girly-girl kind of a kid but every time she sees me she drops everything and runs over to give me a great big hug. Then we talk about how great good hugs make you feel. Our world definitely needs more neighbors like Ursula. Thank you.
John, Bay Area:
We spoke to our next door neighbor, a charming French man, last weekend. We cut the branches of his fig tree that were coming over a fence and gave him the ripe figs. Then we bribed him with a bottle of wine to show us his beautiful new kitchen. That’s all. Cheers!
Of course. Let’s see. When did I…? Oh, about an hour and a half ago verifying that her daughter starts school Monday morning. And that she will be taking a bag lunch to which I intend to add a small bit of baked goodie dessert. Thank you.