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mbrookes

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  • Location: Jackson, MS
Re:Your Neighbors? Sat, 05/21/11 3:48 PM (permalink)
Hey,baileysoriginal. I've been worried about you. Has the rver encroached on y'all? Which ide of the levee are you on?
 
#31
    joerogo

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    • Joined: 1/17/2006
    • Location: Pittston, PA
    Re:Your Neighbors? Sat, 05/21/11 6:34 PM (permalink)
    Mosca


    Across the street is Billy D'Elia's mistress/girlfriend. One day about 10 years ago I was outside doing yard work, and about a dozen black Suburbans rolled up and served a warrant on Marlene, and about 2 hours later they removed two truckloads of documents from the house. Big Billy is currently a guest at FCI Tucson.
     

     
    Yeah But, what about the beautiful windows?
     
    #32
      Vince Macek

      • Total Posts: 855
      • Joined: 7/15/2003
      • Location: Decatur, GA
      Re:Your Neighbors? Sat, 05/21/11 7:18 PM (permalink)
      I'm in a post-WWII closely-spaced suburban development and am in a very good place with neighbors right now. On one side is a couple of generations under one roof, nice folks who take an interest in my fixup work - I'm investing some time and money in my front yard to help keep the 'hood looking nice - the house across the street has been for sale a while, don't want to scare off potentials. On the other side is a single young lady, always on the go. Plenty of young couples/families; we know each other by sight and are all on decent terms.
       
      A few years ago there were seldom-seen renters next door who had a pack of dogs left outside who barked viciously and constantly at growing grass and everything else - when they vacated I left a very tactful note to the landlord about animal ownership laws and it seems he took it into account with the next tenants. It's improved my life quite a bit.
       
      #33
        baileysoriginal

        • Total Posts: 758
        • Joined: 10/17/2007
        • Location: friars point, MS
        Re:Your Neighbors? Sat, 05/21/11 8:14 PM (permalink)
        mbrookes


        Hey,baileysoriginal. I've been worried about you. Has the rver encroached on y'all? Which ide of the levee are you on?


        How much time have you got to listen to my story??  Our facility is in the inside of the levee - the last days of April the river was rising and we were loading barges and trucks frantically trying to get all the corn out of the bins - and we made it.  The highest I've ever seen the MS river was 48 feet - and this time it crested at 56.5.  Our office building is on a bluff but it's surrounded by water and the river side of it is eroding and we have cracks and crevices running through the parking lot.  The engineers tell us the river has to recede at least 10 more feet before they can assess the damage.  Meanwhile we're working out of a temporary office in Arkansas.
         
        Many of the wheat crops in AR have been lost - not because of the MS river but because of too much rain in April.  And now there's still water standing in the fields that are usually planted in soybeans and corn.
         
        So many homes and farms have been flooded - it's a mess and it will take a long time to recover.  This link will pretty much tell you what's going on here - the first pic is of our facility in AR - the next are of about a mile behind my house and the the last few are where I work in MS.
         
         
        http://deltabohemian.com/water-matters/
         
         
        #34
          starfire62

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          • Joined: 5/18/2008
          • Location: west seneca, NY
          Re:Your Neighbors? Sat, 05/21/11 11:33 PM (permalink)
          live on a dead end st,with 15 houses on acre lots.got woods in back of me.on my 1 side is carol a divorcee .nice lady goes to lake house on weekends ,dont see her much.across the street is a widow ,shes never home.two doors down is my friend steve .we goe to auctions and car shows together.and between us is a new neighbor who moved in 2 yrs ago.bonnie is her name shes a nurse and likes to sunbath alot[sorry i gave my binoculars to my grand daughter to watch birds]and across from steve we have our very own mrs kravitz she knows everything,i say shes got all our houses bugged. called me tues night to tell me i left my light on in my pickup.lived here since we downsized in 1984.mostly all  in their 60s or 70s
           
          #35
            callmebruce

            • Total Posts: 193
            • Joined: 1/11/2007
            • Location: Marietta, GA
            Re:Your Neighbors? Sun, 05/22/11 1:18 AM (permalink)
            Well, we must be living near Chewingthefat. We're a family of Catholic zealots. Middle son is studying to be a priest. Right now he is off on a short break before heading to Mexico for language immersion. Sister-in-law is a nun in an order that wears the old style clothes (yep, light blue and white) with full habit.
             
            Sorry Chewingthefat. I'll wave next time! But I do like to walk down the middle of the street.
             
            #36
              Hot Dog Empire

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              • Joined: 2/20/2011
              • Location: Western Ma, MA
              Re:Your Neighbors? Sun, 05/22/11 6:24 PM (permalink)
              callmebruce


              Well, we must be living near Chewingthefat. We're a family of Catholic zealots. Middle son is studying to be a priest. Right now he is off on a short break before heading to Mexico for language immersion. Sister-in-law is a nun in an order that wears the old style clothes (yep, light blue and white) with full habit.

              Sorry Chewingthefat. I'll wave next time! But I do like to walk down the middle of the street.

               Hooo - boy.....  I honestly dont think that CTF was calling you out - in particular for your faith and/or beliefs. A zealot is defined as;
              ""1. A person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals.""
               
              Ever had to answer the door to someone selling the Watchtower? Ever try and be polite, hoping they'd take the hint? Some people, short of stuffing a shotgun into their cheek and firmly stating " I AM NOT INTERESTED!!" just wont back off....THAT's a zealot and they have no idea how their behavior always leaves a bad impression on the person answering the door. 
               
              If your whole family tree is involved in faith based activity's, that's great. But its not always a personal attack when a comment like that is made.
               
              #37
                KurtSara

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                • Joined: 5/6/2010
                • Location: Central MN
                Re:Your Neighbors? Mon, 05/23/11 7:00 AM (permalink)
                We all have 2.5 to 3 acre lots, on one side is a husband and wife and to son's in there early 20's, we think the parents are afraid of the kids because the kids have parties and race a four wheeler around that is so loud you hear it 1/2 mile away, the parents never come out of the house except to go to work, the other side the guy has about 10 cars and 2 boats sitting in his yard, across the street is cousin Eddy from the Chevy Chase Vacation movies, he once spent 45 minutes trying to back a trailer into his pole barn, then finally drove in the back door unhooked the trailer and drove out the front door, he is fun to watch though
                 
                #38
                  carlton pierre

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                  • Joined: 7/12/2004
                  • Location: Knoxville, TN
                  Re:Your Neighbors? Mon, 05/23/11 7:44 AM (permalink)
                  I've lived in a great neighborhood for 18 years.  Integrated, varied, nice people, houses are different styles.  My neighbors are perfect as well.  Seen, but seldom heard.  I love'em.
                   
                  #39
                    chewingthefat

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                    • Location: Emmitsburg, Md.
                    Re:Your Neighbors? Mon, 05/23/11 11:25 AM (permalink)
                    Hot Dog Empire


                    callmebruce


                    Well, we must be living near Chewingthefat. We're a family of Catholic zealots. Middle son is studying to be a priest. Right now he is off on a short break before heading to Mexico for language immersion. Sister-in-law is a nun in an order that wears the old style clothes (yep, light blue and white) with full habit.

                    Sorry Chewingthefat. I'll wave next time! But I do like to walk down the middle of the street.

                    Hooo - boy.....  I honestly dont think that CTF was calling you out - in particular for your faith and/or beliefs. A zealot is defined as;
                    ""1. A person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals.""

                    Ever had to answer the door to someone selling the Watchtower? Ever try and be polite, hoping they'd take the hint? Some people, short of stuffing a shotgun into their cheek and firmly stating " I AM NOT INTERESTED!!" just wont back off....THAT's a zealot and they have no idea how their behavior always leaves a bad impression on the person answering the door. 

                    If your whole family tree is involved in faith based activity's, that's great. But its not always a personal attack when a comment like that is made.

                    Nail on the head HDE, I'm Roman Catholic, 2 Uncles in the Priesthood, 2 late Uncles, some folks carry anything too far, my zealot Catholic neighbors fit that bill.

                     
                    #40
                      mbrookes

                      • Total Posts: 1350
                      • Joined: 10/8/2004
                      • Location: Jackson, MS
                      Re:Your Neighbors? Mon, 05/23/11 11:33 AM (permalink)
                      Bailysoriginal, thanks for the pictures. I know just where that is. Lil John's mother was a close friend. I do so agree with the comment about the northern press having no interest in people who take cre of themselves and their neighbors. If you aren't screaming for government help, there is no story.
                      All you you are in my prayers. The lower Delta is getting it now.
                       
                      #41
                        jmckee

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                        • Joined: 11/26/2001
                        • Location: Batavia, OH
                        Re:Your Neighbors? Mon, 05/23/11 12:22 PM (permalink)
                        claracamille


                        I live in a great neighborhood on the north side of Indy.  Several months ago, just 2 houses away from us, the owners of the house moved out.  I did not thinkk anything about it at the time.  But, now there are always at least 4 cars parked in the driveway-one of the garage doors is left open most of the time, the garage is filled with junk & garbase bags.  I have seen only men coming in & our of the house.  Upkeep on the house & yard has deteroriated, they just cut the grass for the after many weeks. 
                        I do not want to be accused of being a bigot, but I have heard loud talking & arguments in spanish.  I am not afraid,but I do believe the owner of the property is still living there.  Also, I wonder about the citizenship for the men.
                        What should I do?  Our homeowners association does not have the resources for an attorney to check ownership, etc.  Should I contact the INS or would they care.
                        Thanks in advance.

                         
                        Interesting. Would you be wondering about them if they weren't hispanic? I suspect not. This reeks of stereotyping and racism.

                         
                        #42
                          bulkcandy

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                          • Location: New York, NY
                          Re:Your Neighbors? Wed, 06/8/11 6:46 AM (permalink)
                          I've lived in a lot of places and have had a lot of neighbors.  They were all great.  But one stands out.......a couple of college kids that were attending UAA (Univ. of Alaska Anchorage) and were renting the condo across the hall from us.  When they moved out they were so kind as to leave a porn flick in front of our door.
                           
                          #43
                            BearHit

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                            • Joined: 11/16/2005
                            • Location: Moorestown, NJ
                            Re:Your Neighbors? Fri, 06/10/11 10:35 AM (permalink)
                            Our neighborhood is all one-acre lots - mostly young families. Was previously all farmland - so we are busy planting trees to block the wind tunnel.
                            Many farms nearby so tractor traffic is an everyday site... We get together with most neighbors on Halloween and New Years to catch up on our gossip...
                            No weirdos to speak of... yet...
                             
                            #44
                              BelleReve

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                              • Location: New Orleans, LA
                              Re:Your Neighbors? Fri, 06/10/11 5:10 PM (permalink)
                              I live in an older neighborhood, lot of bungalows and double and single shotgun houses.  The neigbors are a mix of older couples and young couples with small children, who have done a great job of restoring these older houses.  Most everone is friendly, and will wave and say hello, but keep to themselves.  It's ideal except for one neighbor two doors down I call the "Pyscho" who is about forty, but is immature and has a serious drug/alcohol problem and seems to be supported by his wife and his parents, who live next door to him, and he always seems to be lurking around.  His father is as bad, has a 1,000 watt searchlight in his backyard so that when I step outside in my yard I feel like I'm in Stalag 17.  For a while he was trapping neighborhood cats who he says eat his fish from his pond, and he was friends with my neighbor on the other side of me until he trapped his cat, and my neigbor had to bail it out for $115 at the Humane Society.  Then there was the weekend he set up one of those bounce castles and with some kind of generator running til after 10 pm when one of the neighbors told him to shut it down before he called the cops.  Except for this one neighbor, everyone  gets along fine with each other.  
                               
                              #45
                                John B

                                Re:Your Neighbors? Fri, 06/10/11 8:46 PM (permalink)
                                So far the neighbors are good except for the barking dog behind me.
                                 
                                #46
                                  SassyGritsAL

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                                  • Location: Huntsville, AL
                                  Re:Your Neighbors? Thu, 06/23/11 4:39 PM (permalink)
                                  I live in an apartment complex where people move in and out all the time. But during the April 27th tornados that came through (luckily our complex was not hit, just lost power) my neighbors were outstanding. The lady across the street has a husband on oxygen and had to go to another town to get a motel room and she brought over about $100 worth of groceries (steaks, chicken, fresh fruit, etc.). We grilled about three nights in a row and shared this w/other neighbors. My next door neighbor went to GA w/wife and baby daughter and left us their second car w/a full tank of gas (the gas lines were 2-3 hours long - those that were opened) and said to use it whenever we needed a car. Ice was hard to come by and another neighbor went and found 25 bags of ice and shared it w/us.  I cooked all the meat, etc. from my freezer and we shared that too. Needless to say, even through the power was out for six days we ate good thanks to neighbors and now friends.
                                   
                                  #47
                                    AndreaB

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                                    • Location: Versailles, KY
                                    Re:Your Neighbors? Thu, 06/23/11 5:32 PM (permalink)
                                    Our neighbors are good.  We live in the country on 5 acres with two horses, a German Shepherd, and a Macaw.  One of the neighbors has 9 dogs that bark constantly, but I can't complain because my Macaw is always yelling at our German Shepherd, and he has some loud pipes!  Our neighbors are mostly farmers and have horses and cattle.
                                     
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