Letter: More than neighbors
After reading Judson Haims’ article about helping aging neighbors, I was moved to respond with my own story. My duplex partners, Lisa and Lori Delafield and Chip Craft, are more than neighbors. They have become caring friends. Just today a box of still-warm chocolate chip cookies was left at my front door.
In the summer I’m the recipient of fresh flowers. In the winter, my walk is shoveled when we only have 1-3/4 inches of snow and the service doesn’t come. Year round I get baked goods, soup and other special goodies they make or buy. They are always sharing. They are always there for me, even removing a dead bird that flew into my house or offering to help with my dog.
I hope these examples will encourage others to help an aging neighbor. We’re just waiting for you to offer.