Today I’ll share a little story about a neighbor of mine. Ron lives in a house catty-corner to me. When I moved here over 11 years ago, Ron and his wife were already in residence. I didn’t really get to know them then, but we waved at each other. We were friendly acquaintances but not really friends. My good friend Vickie next door knew them as well as most people on the block. She’s very outgoing while I’m quieter.
About 4 or 5 years ago, Ron’s wife had a heart attack and died. Ron is more like me and kind of keeps to himself. He didn’t really decorate for Christmas in the past. Last summer Vickie and I discovered Ron had a girlfriend. He started going out to cook outs and get-togethers.This fall she moved in with him. Vickie and I are happy for Ron. We see him out and about with her wearing a big smile. The day after Thanksgiving they spent the afternoon decorating the small front yard. That night it was blazing in color. A perfect symbol of a new view on life . Above photo taken at 6 PM.
It’s a cheerful display to greet me every evening this holiday season. I’m grateful.
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