Monday, July 25, 2011

What Were Your Neighbors Like?

Here's another question for your life story:

What were your neighbors like?

Neighbors can often become our best friends.  Sometimes though neighbors can become enemies.  In your lifetime what kind of neighbors have you had?

When I was growing up, our closest neighbors were half a mile away.  I don't remember playing with the neighbor's kids at their house or mine, but we did spend time together at school, at church, in 4-H clubs, riding bikes together to an activity in town, playing softball together and many other things.  

When my oldest daughter was young we lived in a large city and our neighbors were close to us.  Sometimes my daughter would be playing outside and I would lose track of where she was.  More often than not I would find her sitting on the neighbor's porch hoping their daughter would come out to play with her.

Write about the neighbors you've had in your life.  Were they friends?  How did you get to know them?  Neighbors are an important of our life story. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Do You Remember Summer Time Rain?

Another question for your life story:

Do you remember summer time rain?

When it is hot I enjoy rain storms.  Summer rain is usually very pleasant.  Just a few days ago when I was walking my dog, it started to rain.  I didn't realize it was raining to begin with.  You really couldn't feel the drops, but I could hear them falling on roofs and other objects.  It was hot so the first drops evaporated away as soon as they touched the ground.  Then the drops started to stay a little longer, but the older drops faded away as new drops hit the ground.  Looking at the sidewalk I thought, "It looks like polka dot rain."  

Sometimes summer rain storms are thunder storms.  They may knock the power out, and they can be damaging computers and other sensitve equipment.  Sometimes the rain may come so fast and hard it creates a flash flood.  Sometimes the storm creates hail.  Summer rain can be interesting.

What do you remember about summer rain storms?  Write down any memories you have?  They are part of your story.