We had only just moved in to our new house when I was at the local shop with my two girls. They were busily chattering away as usual when a elderly lady approached them. She looked at each of my girls and then called them by name. I must of looked shocked because she went on to explain that she was our back neighbour and often heard the girls playing in the back yard and had recognised their voices! She remarked that she enjoyed listening to them play as it brought back memories of when she was a girl and played with her sister too. We are now very good friends with a back yard neighbour.

Posted by mom57522, 10th October 2014

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  • Quite an amazing story,hope you are good neighbours now!


  • That is lovely! Good to have a positive neighbour relationship.


  • that is a lovely way to meet your neighbour!


  • I think society has definitely lost that feeling of community where all the neighbours know each other. We know the lady on one side of us well but not the family on the other side.


  • That’s lovely. It’s nice to know people appreciate the sounds of children playing.


  • I think it makes life so much easier and more relaxed when you get on with your neighbours.
    What a lovely joy your girls have brought to the lady.


  • lovely


  • I think that’s a lovely story, it’s nice to know that it brightens her day to hear your girls playing. Isn’t it a terrible world we live in though because if it was an old man you would probably be more cautious and a little concerned.

    • I agree. I hate to admit but I would probably be one of those people who would freak out if it was a male that lived behind me and knowing my children’s name. I would automatically think his a pervert or a potential rapist and be extremely cautious of children’s wearabouts when playing in the backyard. It really is sad that some of us feel and think this way myself included

      • It’s such a shame too as older men must get so lonely and would have so much to contribute to the lives of little children but we just block them out of our lives because of fear.


  • That’s one of the best neighbour stories I’ve read :)
    It’s great that you guys get along, it will make things a lot easier for you


  • Aww that’s lovely. And for that neighbour, I’m sure she is pleased you guys are there too…


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