Tuesday, March 04, 2008

"Neighboring," the Verb

Last Friday night we had our neighbor Marilyn over for dinner. She has lived in her home here on Ewing for over 50 years and is a wonderfully spry and generous soul.

We had lots of fun visiting, and she brought over ice cream sundae makings which the girls thoroughly enjoyed. She shared with us that she had been a "soda jerk" back in the day, and obviously had not lost her touch! She even provided her own classic ice cream soda glasses!

We also learned another new word from her -- "neighboring" as a verb. She would say something like, "They were so good at neighboring!" And by that she meant that they were wonderful neighbors.

Here are a couple of photos of the girls making ice cream sundaes with Marilyn.

It was lots of fun, we'll have to do it again some time soon!


  1. I love neighboring!!!!

  2. Grandma Loud6:19 PM

    Used to here that in Racine as in "Do you neighbor much?"

  3. See, there is great value in senior citizens. It is nice of you to share your family with you neighbor. It sounded like a very nice experience and one that as you live in the neighborhood Lindsey and Marissa may have an in town granny. Way to go kiddo.