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March 17, 2013

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lanes

Yes, that would be! My parents have lived in the same neighborhood for almost forty-five years now. When my dad goes out for walks, I always joke with him that he is running for mayor because he stops to talk to everyone. But I think that's awesome. My neighborhood now is full of friendly peeps and that's one of the many things I love about it.

suburbancorrespondent

Stop gloating about the weather!

gary rith

Oh...wow, so melancholy!
(btw, 9 degrees in Ithaca this morning....oh man I would love SoCal!)

Green Girl in Wisconsin

Aw, it sounds like it was a wonderful place! I bet it'll be that way again someday...neighborhoods go through those transitions.

Jen

That sounds awesome! I wish my neighborhood was like that. We have very few kids. Kids don't seem to spend as much time outside these days. I won't even get started on that subject, because I'll go off on a tangent!

Cassi

I grew up in a neighborhood like that, but it has aged (my parents are still in the same house).

It's snowing here. I could use some sun :-)

Karen (formerly kcinnova)

We are having alternating snow flurries, hail, and sunshine. Are you offering free trips to SoCal?

We've moved too often over the years to have the experience of a neighborhood like that, but my SIL in the Seattle area lives in one.

Aunt Snow

The parents are friendly with each other, but not friends as we were and still are with the neighbors that are still here--and not too many people have moved away.

I know how you feel about this, because I do too. Except....we are friends with our new neighbors, who now have children in elementary school. And of course there is a whole network of families of kids of that age that we are only barely aware of....like ten years ago we were unaware of the families of the older kids... so, really, I think these neighborhoods continue to nurture kids.

We attended a St. Patricks Day party at neighbors and realized that suddenly we were the oldsters - our kid is 24. Their kids are 7. We don't go to the elementary school anymore to volunteer or carpool or help out. We are in a different orbit. But that doesn't mean that the planets and the sun don't still rotate in the sky.

Jocelyn

Oh, yes, to everything: the riches that were, the current lull, the hope of the future. Homes and neighborhoods are beyond fascinating, as was this post.

Mrs. G.

I hope so too!

Busy Bee Suz

I have a feeling your cul de sac will be bustling with kids again too. How fun will that be?
Do you think a lot of them aren't outside because of technology now?

Brightside-Susan

Our little court is similar- the youngsters all play together after school and on the weekends and many of the parents are close. We are one of the 2 older couples on the street but we enjoy the block parties and all the kids. We have moved too many times to enjoy what you will experience, but it is a nice thought!

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