Do you have an elderly or single neighbour that you spend sometime with them?

Old couple - Picture of an old couple
@smilyn (2964)
United States
September 4, 2008 8:01pm CST
I have an elderly couple in the opposite appartment. Their sons are all well settled in foreign countries. I love to chat with them, share their memories and spend sometime with them daily. This is a small effort to help them feel that they are not lonely. I know this will make them feel good.Do you have an elderly or single neighbor? If so, have you ever taken some effort to show them your love by building a relationship?
4 responses
• India
5 Sep 08
You are doing good things for an old couple and I think they feel your company like that their own son is with them. Such relationships are bound to come with the right thinking people. What I can say u are lucky to have blessings of the senior and old citizens and you cherish.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
6 Sep 08
That is true. They would not be missing their son atleast on some days. And thanks for the wishes.
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
Hi smilyn! I don't have elderly neighbors, but I do remember my friend's elderly mother who I usually visit to have some talks with, and see how she is, even if my friend is not home. I call her Nanay (mother in Filipino). She tells me that she always welcome my visits, and that she really needs to have someone to talk with as she is always alone most of the day feeling lonely and ignored. I feel great everytime I'll see her knowing that she'll have that big smile on her face.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
6 Sep 08
That is true. Elderly people need some care. They do not expect anything from us. But they just need the love and the time we could spend with them.You have done a good job. Your friend's mother would have had a real great time with you. Do you still visit her? Do you have any contacts with her still?
@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Sep 08
we are the elderly couple and we do enjoy visitors. It's fun to have some one else to chat with. That's why I enjoy mylot so much.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
6 Sep 08
That is true..Elderly people need someone to chat. It is great to spend time with them..I learn many things from them..HAppy mylotting..
• United States
5 Sep 08
When my oldest daughter was an infant, I was blessed to have an elderly couple living next door to me. Claire and Dmitri had never had children of their own, and they treated my little one as if she were their granddaughter. My own mother was too far away for me to spend time with, and I spent many hours happily drinking coffee at their kitchen table. From Claire, I learned to make the lightest, easiest two-egg sponge cake in the world and how to appreciate fine tea and coffee. Dmitri introduced my daughter to classical and baroque music before she was old enough to talk. Every time they thanked me for allowing them to share in my daughter's life, I felt guilty because I always felt like I was getting so much more from them than I was giving.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
6 Sep 08
Don't feel for it. Actually it is the basic concept of love..sharing and caring..But still you will feel that you have not done anything to the person ypu love. I think you had been so lucky that you have lived with a beautiful couple. You have greenish memories about the couple. Do you have contacts with them still?