Personally, I inherited my house from my parents when they passed away. I was born and raised here, though I have lived around the world, and moved away in my early 20s. My husband and I moved back in when my mom was too frail to live alone. There are only two homes from the entire block that are the original neighbors, people whom I have known my whole life, whose lives I know well also. Everyone else seems to come for a couple years, and move away, so quite frankly, I really don't WANT to get to know anyone. It's almost an annoyance to have to look up from what I'm doing to say hello as I know they're just passing through. Maybe the folks next door to me now are ok--they've been here about 7 years. When I lived in an apartment downtown, in my 20s, we used to all know each other, go to one another's apartments, have dinners, parties, barbeques together--again, we all moved away from the building one by one...
How Friendly Are Your Neighbors?
What Do You Do If It's "Not At All"?
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