are you friends with your neighbors?

@mrsbrian (1951)
United States
March 22, 2007 11:04am CST
i know many of us have good neighbors and many of us have some not so good ones, is there a well worn path between you and your neighbors house or have you put up a fence to keep from seing them? things just arnt what they used to be with all the neighbors gathering together in one yard for an evening of fun,some people live nextdoor to someone and never speak. how about you what kind of neighbors do you have?
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@mrsturner (519)
• Canada
22 Mar 07
We are to neither extreme with our neighbors. We talk to them when we are outside in the summer, or if we happen to see them around, but we don't visit for coffee. My parents and my mother-in-law actually visit their neighbors and have been friends for years. I think that here it is because we are the "young" couple in the neighborhood. All our neightbors have children the same age as Chuck and I and grandchildren the same age as our kids.
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@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
22 Mar 07
i imagine its not as easy to have a close relationship with neighbors whom are not close to us in age, my closest neighbors are a cornfield away lol but they do drive by and sop to cha for a few.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
22 Mar 07
Age doesnt matter. I became good friends with an elderly couple in their 80's down the street. I would sit in their huge garden having coffee almost daily. So go meet the elders. They are great to talk to. They always have great stories from days gone by. Thanks.
@jetta12 (94)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Yes and no,we been here 24 years and hate they moved in.It be like Grand Central Station around with with cars blowing horn all day and night, boon boxes,old A&& woman want to be young (72).Am thinking about moving.
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• United States
23 Mar 07
I dont hang with neigbors,dont drank coffee,so no need to visit,will talk if on the outside.Thats for all of them.I don't be ruinning in their homes,and like that it keep mess down,no borrowing,and no can you do this for me?.
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
23 Mar 07
you gonna move----- you coming to my neighborhood lol
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
22 Mar 07
When we first bought our house, after settling in I went around the neighborhood meeting the neighbours. I hit it off with the family next door. A young couple with 3 children 7, 9, and 10. I used to do their snow blowing every storm. We shared plant cuttings. I always delivered fresh veggies from my garden to them. They were exceelent neighbors. They since sold their house & I still visit them 10 miles away at their new home. Now the new people finally moved in next door. A married woman alone with her son and daughter. I think they are maybe 10 and 8. I've met them but they are still getting settled so I haven't had a chance to really know them yet. Once my garden starts to grow they'll get to know me unless they dislike veggies. Thanks for a great discusion also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
23 Mar 07
your neighborhood sounds like one i would love to live in'you can keep the vegies but i will take a flower boquet lol i had a lady bring me a plate of cookies when we moved in but that was all, but the people here are wavers if your out side everyone waves as they go by.
@Sicantik (706)
22 Mar 07
I know my neighbour but only talk to them when I see them outside which is very rare. I think it because They work night time and we are morning people. So we hardly see each other.But otherwise we have quite a good relationship...xx
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@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
22 Mar 07
well even tho you dont talk nuch at least you are on good tems with them,maby those are the best kind? i used to have a lot of coffee drinking neighbors but they have all moved on.
@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
i leave in an family oriented subdivision, so im friends with my neighbors.. they love to talk, say hi, bring you food everytime. so sometimes i do the same thing.
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
23 Mar 07
good family oriented neighborhoods are hard to find now days so im glad you found a good one. thanks for responding
• Kuwait
23 Mar 07
I have nice neighbour and there is no fence between only a wall that separates our houses but there is no such type of communication gap among mine and their families.
@Munira (484)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I speak to my neighbors on both sides of my house. I only bother to say hello to other neighbors.