Gathering on the front porch and stoop late into the night trying to beat the 100 degree heat. With the invention of central air came isolation from one’s neighbors. This public service announcement brought to you by Bossy, who acts like she wants to live in a different era while Bossy’s son can only roll his eyes.
bossy’s neighborhood, july 4, 2010
MidLifeMama saysJuly 7, 2010 at 8:56 am
I keep inviting every neighbor I have to float in my pool, and cannot seem to get anyone to come out of their AC and into the cool blue serenity that is The Pool. Seriously, what is up with that. I get that there is no TV and Tour de France in my backyard but there is POOL and WATER and if desired WINE. Sigh.
kay saysJuly 7, 2010 at 11:54 am
On the other hand, some neighbors are best left inside, methinks. Especially the guy with a pit bull and a lawn-mowing obsession, and the grouchy old lady who has her grouchy old lady friends over every Saturday for coffee around the cauldron.
I’m just sayin’.
21st Century Housewife saysJuly 7, 2010 at 4:10 pm
Again — BOSSY and I are simpatico. The Fabulous Neighbors on my little cul-de-sac start the gatherings when the spring air will allow us to sit outside with a chiminea and a jacket or throw. This continues throughout the summer and on into the fall — when the chiminea reappears.
It’s the best!
Amber Lee saysJuly 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm
My neighbors are all strictly other seminarians, and they are SO INTROVERTED. You would think since we all go to school together and our school has a total of 200 students we would hang out together…
Kristi saysJuly 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm