My Home in the Berkshires........Part Four

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Being injured in an old home in disarray was unnerving. I couldn't bear weight on my left foot and while I essentially live on one floor there were two steps that precluded my easy movement to a comfortable largely glassed room where I could relax and watch the snow fall. I knew no one in the area save my contractor who was initially my lifeline. My three dogs were still in New Jersey as I was planning on driving back after the movers came, but that was not to be.

My best friend from New Jersey came up and essentially moved things around so that this old house became more like a home. She left and I was desperately lonely but I was home. A few days later a neighbor came to check in and introduce himself. Apparently he had heard the ambulance come and take me away. He is a retired engineer and approached me like a project, pad and pen in hand. We talked for a bit and he agreed to pick up my mail as there was no delivery here. He asked what church I belonged to and I told him I didn't belong to any, there was no time since my fall and that I was Jewish. He wrote everything down and gave him my mailbox key.

The next day I received a call from a woman who said that the neighbor had told her about me. She was Jewish, and since Passover was quick approaching she wondered if she could bring me something. The next day she brought some things and stayed about a half an hour, just long enough to be polite but not too long for me to be able to tolerate being out of bed. I now had a friend, or at least someone who had been friendly. To be continued.................

 

 

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Joe Pryor
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Thank you for continuing with thr story and I look forward to the next parts.

Feb 12, 2020 09:41 AM #35
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My absolute pleasure Joe. Thank you.     Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 09:46 AM #36
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That is wonderful that you now have a friend. Thanks for sharing this with us. 

Feb 12, 2020 10:06 AM #37
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Good afternoon Sheila Anderson -  you really were fortunate to have neighbors that cared.  I am sure you were missing your dogs.

Feb 12, 2020 10:13 AM #38
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My pleasure Gwen. Thank you.       Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 10:16 AM #39
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Thank you Grant. I missed my pups so much. ......    Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 10:17 AM #40
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Sheila- I love reading this and how kind of your neighbor to not only come and check on you and take care of your mail but to also find a neighbor who was Jewish who could bring you dishes for Passover. Human acts of kindness are beautiful gifts. 

Feb 12, 2020 10:52 AM #41
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Thank you Kathy. I am really glad that you are enjoying this.      Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 11:01 AM #42
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Haha a project et?!!  That's sounds like what an engineer would do.  And I know this because Gary is that way too!  It was nice that the folks reached out to you, very nice.

Feb 12, 2020 03:28 PM #43
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Hi Anna. I'm glad you appreciated that line. The neighbor was good to me then. TY  Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 03:36 PM #44
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Morning Sheila.

These days most of the people do not reach out to anyone, good to know you have neighbors that do just the opposite.

Feb 13, 2020 12:47 AM #45
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To quote Andrea Bedard - "Love the friendly neighbors - that's the power of community."

May you continue to enjoy life most comfortably and always have a friend in need. 

 

Feb 13, 2020 06:39 AM #46
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That's true James. I was lucky.    Sheila

Feb 13, 2020 06:42 AM #47
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Thanks so much Patricia........     Sheila

Feb 13, 2020 06:43 AM #48
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Nothing like making new friends, especially when we are hurt and we may be feeling a little sorry for ourselves from time to time.

Feb 15, 2020 07:13 AM #49
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Hello again Nick. Friends are great always, but you are right, it made a big difference here.       TY          Sheila

Feb 15, 2020 08:46 AM #50
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Hi Sheila:

How nice that some people reached out to offer help when it was badly needed.

Jeff

Feb 15, 2020 03:57 PM #51
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Thanks again Jeff.        Sheila

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I can't imagine moving to a new place where I didn't know people, that's brave.

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Hi again Tammy. Fortunately it worked.....TY     Sheila

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