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Old 06-01-2013, 03:24 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by ddawg16 View Post
Offer them donuts and coffee...they will be friends for life.
great one dawg ...... if they were firefighters it would be spaghetti & meatballs with garlic bread



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Old 06-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #17
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I have a corner lot that used to be part of a 20 acre farm- it's the original house. The owners subdivided it years ago. Had another 5 acre parcel across the street from me when I moved in but it's all homes now- mostly younger families. Constant turn over of neighbors there as some of the places are duplexes.
But the WW2 vet behind me is a real nice chap. Neighborly too, I go out to cut the grass knowing I'm short on time- trying to hustle - out he comes and leans on the chain link fence waiting for me to come chat with him- so I gotta stop and shoot the breeze for a spell. But that's alright- it's the thing to do, right?
His wife comes out too but I can't understand her too well. They married while he was stationed in England and she still has a heavy Scandinavian (I presume) accent.

Prior to them living there, a guy named Steve had the house. Very fussy with his yard. Every summer he'd under take some major landscape upgrade. His Dad would vacation here to help him.
Steve hated my huge fir trees that border the property. I like them for the shade they give my house in the summer. One morning I was at the kitchen sink, looking out the window- I watched him pick up some pine cones and twigs in one hand and toss them onto my side of the fence. I just shook my head and laughed. A few months later he hired a tree limber and cut off a bunch of branches on his side of the fence. Had he told me he was planning this, I would have split the bill with him and done my side too!
He had a teen age son too-- but he was tame most of the time
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:52 PM   #18
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200 acres of state forrest right, left and behind. 90 acres of conservation land across the street. My neighbors are squirrels, turkeys, deer, bears, etc. We get along fine.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:11 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by GBrackins View Post
great one dawg ...... if they were firefighters it would be spaghetti & meatballs with garlic bread
Unless it's LA City fire....then you use dog food.....
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

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Unless it's LA City fire....then you use dog food.....
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:35 AM   #21
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I've mentioned this story before.
Ten days after moving in this very rural house (only two houses at the end of a 1 1/2 mile dirt road), the ice storm of '07 hit. Anyone living in the midwest should remember this storm. 12 days without power while still living out of boxes. We were also pretty much trapped as our car wouldn't make it up the ice covered hills.
Our new neighbors gave us firewood for our fireplace that enabled us to stay in the house. They also gave us a lift into town (they had 4wd) to get food and supplies.
Great people, great friends, great neighbors.


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