Talk to neighbors before calling out authorities

Dear editor,

I’ve been in my neighborhood for 37 years, having built our home on one of only two empty lots in this area.

During this time, neighbors have come and gone, but everyone here owned their home.

Now there are two rental properties in this area. One is next door to me. And both occupants have come and gone also.

However, I don’t recall any that I didn’t like.

As neighbors, we’ve kept a watch on each other’s property and helped each other when they needed us.

What we did not do was call the police or the city if there was a problem. We went directly to our neighbors.

There may be a circumstance our neighbors can’t avoid, but one we can help with.

So please, before you grab that phone, be kind enough to treat your neighbors as you would want to be treated.

You can always make the call if that doesn’t work.

As I’ve gotten up in years and become home bound, I’m so proud of my little neighborhood.

I could not stay in my home without my neighbors’ help.

Patricia Weaver

2205 Post Oak

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