Do you and your neighbors help each other?

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  1. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
    ThePracticalMommyposted 9 years ago

    Do you and your neighbors help each other?

    My neighbor, with whom we don't speak much, is still kind enough to cut the grass in our front lawn. We do the same for him on occasion. How do you help your neighbors?

  2. randomcreative profile image92
    randomcreativeposted 9 years ago

    Sometimes.  Both of our next door neighbors have been great about lending supplies or pitching in with yard work and other outdoor tasks when we needed a hand.  We've done our best to reciprocate as we can.

  3. lucybell21 profile image70
    lucybell21posted 9 years ago

    Yes because everyone knows each other on the block, and we all look out for one another here.

  4. Blond Logic profile image95
    Blond Logicposted 9 years ago

    We do as well. We take them up to the corner shop as we have a car. We swap plants for the garden, loan tools.
    They  come and fish or use sand we have. If cows get into the garden, they help us shoo them out.

  5. GoodLady profile image94
    GoodLadyposted 9 years ago

    We live in a rural neighborhood, so we're always looking out for each other.  If the sheep get out, I get them back in again.  If I notice there's a water leak in one of the summer homes I'll call the bailiff or the water company to get it fixed.
    One of my closest neighbors had a wife run out on him, so I keep a cheery face and let him know he's cool still (it's not a 21st century sort of neighborhood, so a man's pride is a very important thing).  He appreciates that and comes to cut the grass with the tractor.
    I buy fresh sausages when they're made to let everyone know how great they are and when it's olive picking season I invite people in to get warm and offer them some apple fritters.
    They do so much more for me.  My life here without their caring would be bland and empty.  I love them so much.  Yet it's nothing to talk about.  We just care for each other without words.

    1. gail641 profile image64
      gail641posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds very wonderful!

    2. Blond Logic profile image95
      Blond Logicposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That is one of the best parts about living in the country. City folk don't know what they are missing.

  6. John MacNab profile image82
    John MacNabposted 9 years ago

    Yes, we are lucky enough to have friendly neighbours, and we help each other.   Like yourself PracticalMommy, we cut each other's grass, borrow supplies and tools.  We also look after homes when neighbours go on vacation, and keep an eye open for escaping pets.

  7. Fuller-Life profile image67
    Fuller-Lifeposted 9 years ago

    Most times. Usually it happens when either of us is going out of town. We take care of the mail and other packages. We regularly check on the apartment to make sure there are no surprises or unwanted squatters. Sometimes we have received and offered food. Like eggs and veggies. Those times, Just when you are about to make brownies, you realize you don't have any eggs left.

  8. Laura Schneider profile image91
    Laura Schneiderposted 9 years ago

    Not yet, but I've only lived here 6 months and have spent most of that time indoors unpacking and working on projects. In the past, I've had neighbors that helped from a little to a LOT.

  9. gail641 profile image64
    gail641posted 9 years ago

    I don't know my neighbors. One day I was trying to start my lawnmower, and it wouldn't start. Someone from next door came over and got it started for me. I thought that that was really nice of him. I thanked him and then he went back next door.

  10. Perspycacious profile image69
    Perspycaciousposted 9 years ago

    Helping our neighbors is a tradition here in Utah, part of loving them as ourselves. Sharing equipment, taking meals to them during times of stress, taking in (and putting out) the garbage cans, watching the kids, feeding the pets, visiting each other, and sharing the good life.

  11. CassyLu1981 profile image82
    CassyLu1981posted 9 years ago

    YES!  We live in a military community, more or less, and being an Army wife there is always someone out there who has a deployed spouse or something so I am always offering my help.  I don't like being alone during deployments as I'm sure no one does.

  12. AnnRandolph profile image75
    AnnRandolphposted 9 years ago

    I have great neighbors and we help each other with pet sitting, carpooling etc. We often get together for cook outs and such. Yes, I have great neighbors.

  13. pstraubie48 profile image82
    pstraubie48posted 9 years ago

    Yes, as a matter of fact, we do. The town I live in and everyone is pretty much very neighborly. We speak to each other when we meet each time. And, are quick to help out if a need arises. I like this small town that I moved to a few months ago. We help out if something is broken and needs repair; if lawn needs mowed, debris needs removing. If someone is ill, we carry food to the house and run errands for the family.

  14. MarleneB profile image95
    MarleneBposted 9 years ago

    Yes. I live in a retirement community out in the country. Everyone helps everyone. If someone sees my husband or me outside doing yard work, washing the car or anything, they come over and ask what they can do to help. If they see us struggling with anything, they just step in without asking. We do the same. Just a couple of weeks ago, my husband put up one of the neighbor's fence in their back yard. When my husband and I first moved into the neighborhood, my next door neighbor came running over with ice cold bottled water. That was when we first knew we were going to like this community. We borrow each others' tools, mow each others' lawns, pick up stuff at the store for each other, consolidate our errands - it never ends. But, the good thing about my neighbors is that no one is intrusive. We all mind our own business, but we check in with each other to make sure we are all doing OK. It's quite nice. It's a retirement community, so maybe that's just how it is living among the older but wiser crowd.

  15. stars439 profile image60
    stars439posted 9 years ago

    Good question. If there is something I can do to help a neighbor I will . If someone needs food I do not mind rounding up some stored items. As for myself, I never ask neighbors for help unless I can pay them for it.

    Thank you. God Bless You.

  16. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 9 years ago

    The truth is our neighbors aren't that close in distance to us, so we have on occasion helped each other out, but mostly we don't even see each other.

  17. TripleAMom profile image81
    TripleAMomposted 9 years ago

    Yes, we have great neighbors. Our next door neighbors to our right are close friends of ours and that only came about after they moved in. We go to their little girl's birthday party every year, do things for them, and they do things for us. We can always count on each other.  They even take care of our pets when we go out of town.  We have made a point of getting to know other neighbors as well and we all watch out for each other's homes.  My kids and I take cookies to our neighbors at Christmas and it is a fun tradition. 

    I feel it is very important to know our neighbors and have good relationships with them.

  18. teaches12345 profile image90
    teaches12345posted 9 years ago

    We have good neighbors and help out as needed. Have to admit that we probably do not associate as much as we should.  Work keeps us busy and when home we love to just relax and retire.

  19. Dee aka Nonna profile image61
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 9 years ago

    Yes, and it is wonderful.  I have lived and worked in 6 different states....in the south, west, midwest and east and I have had wonderful neighbors.  Everything from helping each other with yard work to watching out for each others children.  Being there when someone is sick.....anything needed.  I am now retired and living about 14 miles from the nearest city.  Neighbors are not crowded together and one would expect that people would not know each other.  Wrong....I was welcomed to the area and we all pitch in and help with whatever is needed, or just socialize over picking pecans, or weeding, etc.

    The only place that I've lived where that was not the case was California.  I found some great friends and we remain friends to this day, but the people who lived right around never seem to want to be "neighborly".  I asked a friend once and she said she think it depends on the community.  I never learned what the answer truly was.

  20. Tracy K. profile image60
    Tracy K.posted 9 years ago

    There are quite a few moms here on my street and we've bonded very well. So, when it comes time for kid care, we graciously help one another.

  21. Cobrafan profile image81
    Cobrafanposted 9 years ago

    I don't really know any of my neighbors. It's been about 4 years since I had any sort of relationship with neighbors (moved several times in the past few years). Years ago, my neighbors were like my next of kin. These days I give them a friendly wave as we pass but haven't really taken the time to get to know anyone since I never know when I'll be moving again.

  22. profile image0
    LikaMarieposted 9 years ago

    I like to use our snowplow.  it's good exercise.  So, when the snow is unmanageable, I go out and help my neighbors by digging them out too.

  23. pursuitofmind profile image68
    pursuitofmindposted 9 years ago

    my neighbors are very helpful and we are helpful to them as well.  they cut our front lawn as well and we cut theirs.  we also borrow each others things at times like they'll borrow a weed eater or something and sometimes they give us a pool to borrow.  its quite nice smile

  24. shall1432 profile image40
    shall1432posted 9 years ago

    yes we do help one another. That's what neighbors are for, help one another. It strenghtens the relationship and teaches your children to do the same.

 
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