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  •  We have a neighborhood watch "program." (3+ / 0-)

    When I see someone poking around Leiticia's or George's house and I think they're not home, I nicely ask them if I can help them with something.

    Often, it's as simple as, Leticia's cousin from Los Angeles  arrived earlier than expected and she's not home yet, so I invite her in for iced tea to wait, or George's buddy is trying to return some tools he borrowed, but the gates are locked.  Can I hold them in my garage until he gets home?

    When we're gone, Dan and José agree to keep an eye on our house, snag any packages that arrive, and bring our garbage cans in.

    My little neighborhood is pretty cool. Many of us have moved there with the last few years, after foreclosure a nearly destroyed the community.  So we don't have that entrenched community feeling. We don't know each other's family and friends.  But we do like and care about each other. Maybe it's just that we don't have expensive homes and cars, but we care about each other. The stuff? Not so much. We certainly aren't Berkeley Hills.

    We watch out for our neighbor. We don't need to patrol our streets to do so.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 01:21:24 PM PDT

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