Neighbors

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Often getting established in a new neighborhood is challenging indeed. Not long ago a family had just moved and was anxious to make a good impression. The neighbors seemed cool and made no overtures of welcome.

The mother of the brood was overjoyed, however, when at last one of her teenage boys announced,

"Ma, the lady down the street asked my name today."

"Oh, how nice!" exclaimed the mother enthusiastically. "And then what did she do?"

"She wrote it down on a piece of paper and handed it to the cop ..."

---------------A Final Thought ...

"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?"

- Jane Austen (17751817), English novelist; Mr. Bennet, in Pride and Prejudice, ch. 57 (1813)