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Life is good……and life is better with good neighbors. I live in a small lakeside community in East TN and am lucky to have a retired couple beside me who bring a lot of blessings to my life. We chat at the fence often when I’m home, are happy to give each other a hand with maintenance/mowing etc and to my great fortune they have a huge garden and are constantly bringing me over all kinds of good things from that. We recently have had a lot of rain and severe thunderstorms in the area resulting in a lot of trees/limbs down. After hours of sawing and burning I had things basically down to a big pine down on one side of the property and a large maple that was uprooted in front of the house. We had been waiting for a dry couple of days to deal with the maple so Steve could help drag parts of it around with his tractor without destroying the yard. Well…..I came home yesterday a little early to work on it and almost the ENTIRE tree was cut up and limbs hauled off and burned even though I told him I would get it. That’s the way he is… then he apologizes and hopes I’m not mad about it. lol Nothing to do but bring down my log splitter and saw to get it split and put in the barn as well as haul other piles of wood we have stacked around. After a couple hours I see Steve coming over carrying something. His wife Phyllis thought I probably needed dinner so she fixed me a plate. Good country cooking with corn, green beans, cabbage, fresh tomoato slices and a slice of bacon. That meant break time so I grabbed a glass of water and enjoyed dinner on the front deck. It got me to thinking how lucky I am and how determined I am to pay back their kindness at any and every opportunity.
There are good people everywhere in my experience but my neighbors are some of the best. I am grateful for them. Life is good.Published in