What would do if you have less than five months to live?

That's how long my elderly neighbor has to live - less than five months. She won't celebrate Christmas this year. OK, so, I am being very blunt today and a tad bit cynical but if you are my facebook friend, you know what kind of a week I had. I don't mean to start the weekend with this grim thought but let me tell you a little background on this story. And yes, this has something to do with you too and later, I'll tell you what I am doing to prevent me from having to answer this question....more

How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?

This summer our aging next door neighbors had their two grand daughters come and stay for over two months. The oldest girl was the same age as my son, so by the end of their first day, a new friendship was quickly budding. As with most people who live in populated neighborhoods, most activities that occurred in our yard, they’re privy to them. If we were barbecuing, running through the sprinkler, eating watermelon on the deck or just picking weeds, the girl next door was quickly asking if she could join us. At first her attendance was welcome. ...more