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Would You Like to Be Your Neighbor?


neighborhoodMost of us have neighbors. You know, those folks who make your neighborhood a great place to live. 

They keep their house in good repair.

 They paint the siding when it needs it.

 They put on a new roof before the old one gets so bad, the roof leaks. 

 They keep their lawn mowed.

They rake their leaves before winter snows bury them or before they all blow over to your yard.

They offer to watch your dog if you go out of town for a few days. 


 If you have really good neighbors, they shovel your snowy walk if you have the flu.painted houses

They wave when they walk by with their dog and their doggie bag

They agree to cook your turkey if  your stove dies the night before Thanksgiving and you are hosting the relatives.  

 Their daughter will babysit on short notice and New Year's Eve!

They hold the flashlight for you when you get to gabbing and forget to mow the lawn until after dark.  

 They don't get angry when your son gets his first bow and arrow set and shoots them in the leg (by accident).  

Most of us have neighbors.  Neighbors make your neighborhood a great place to live.  

 Is it the kind of place you want to live in?

Most of the above mentioned favors actually were done by my neighbors or myself.  We have

lived in quite a few neighborhoods and most were a real delight because they had great

people who cared about the other people living there.  That is what makes it a nice place to live - you!


With apologies to Mr. Rogers, why would YOU like to be YOUR neighbor?


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the Greater Grand Rapids MI area, and what it is like to live in

West Michigan.  We believe: Grand Rapids is a Great Place to Live!

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Comment balloon 15 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • November 27 2007 08:05AM
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