Mr. Fred Rogers
(who was every kid's neighbor in PBS land)
I just talked to a man today who was in Japan when the Tsunami hit. He was explaining how living quarters are experienced there - quite different than rural Idaho!! He shared with me how the culture of "don't do anything that might inconvenience your neighbor" is deeply ingrained at an early age. Here it seems the thought is, "Don't tick me off, and we might get along."
And that got me thinking how we all have neighbor stories. The sweet elderly lady next door or the grumpy old codger. The wars over water rights, the couple that the police frequented, the kind neighbor that brought soup over when she found out you were sick, etc. There are as many neighbors as there are people. Pick a neighbor to highlight in your slice of life stories. OR if you want to get really personal, you might even attempt to write about the kind of neighbor you ARE, or the kind of neighbor you ASPIRE to be.
See ya next week, neighbor! :)