Well, the Trump supporting wife beater moved out of the house across the street taking his Trump sign with him. They are renting the house to his wife’s son and daughter in law, a young couple with a 2 or 3 year old girl, a cat, and a retriever-type dog. I had high hopes for them until the young man hung a large Confederate flag from the front of house.
The other day another neighbor and I spotted the girl, the cat, and the dog running around without any supervision. The girl was happy as could be running into the other yards, with the dog doing its own exploration and the cat lying down in the middle of the street. The neighbor grabbed the dog and the girl while I rang the doorbell to inform them that everyone was loose. The cat had already sauntered back to safety. The mom was mortified and thanked us profusely. The little girl had just learned to open the gate to the back yard, and took advantage of her new skill.
A day or so later, the dad came over while I was in the front yard. He again thanked me and said they were so grateful we had noticed their daughter and animals, and offered to do any heavy yard work I might need done as a thank you. I told him that wasn’t necessary, as what we did was just what neighbors do. He seemed puzzled about that. He didn’t seem to understand that neighbors help without expectation of recompence .He also spoke with a southern twang, so he is evidently not from around here.
I suppose I could have asked him to take down the flag, but if he doesn’t understand the concept of being neighborly, he might not have understood the request. I will just hope for other opportunities to show kindness.
What sort of flag would be a good response to the flag across the street? Tell about some of your more memorable neighbors.