Tag: neighbors

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Well, the Locks Work

I love my new home, which was built in 1979 and still has mementos, shall we say,  of those early days. No sense getting rid of something if it works, right? I learned the hard way just how well some of those pieces have held up over the years. Take the doorknobs, for example. Or let me say, take the doorknobs, please. Last night I had … Read More Well, the Locks Work

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Help or Hindrance

While living in my last apartment, I got to know an amazing variety of people, most poor, and several with stories that oftentimes seemed unbelievable. One of these woman was Cecilia, a bright lady with a distorted view of her role in the world. She had twin daughters, Chantal and Sabra, who had just turned 18, but were both emotionally much younger. Chantal was … Read More Help or Hindrance

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The Letter (sigh)

When I was 36, I moved from Minneapolis to Nashville for a relationship. I distinguish “moving for a relationship” from “moving for a man.” It was a decision I made because it was what I wanted to do, and not because I was one of those women who would sacrifice anything for the man in her life. I’d made big moves before, so I … Read More The Letter (sigh)

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I’ll Take a Gnome, Please, but I’ll Wait on the Flamingo

It’s so much fun decorating my new place. Since I live in an area replete with similar townhouses, I’ve had the opportunity to see how some of my neighbors have fixed up their homes, and it’s given me some great ideas. One area I haven’t touched yet is the front of the home. You don’t have to go far to see the variety of … Read More I’ll Take a Gnome, Please, but I’ll Wait on the Flamingo

Everyday Value

My neighbor died today. Her granddaughter found her on the floor at home, apparently dead of a heart attack. Her little dog was frantic, as you might imagine, and the granddaughter is taking the pup home for now. She told me she hopes one of her cousins will take him in as she’s due any day with her first child and doesn’t need the … Read More Everyday Value

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