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   Posted 9/7/2009 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
When you were growing up, what made your neighborhood a place you loved? We have a huge array of lifestyles and backgrounds on the forums which come from different types of places we grew up. Whether you lived on the North American Continent or elsewhere around the world, what was it about the neighborhood you lived in that made you love it?

I grew up on the edge of a very small town. Our playground was the woods past the neighbors house and it went on forever...or it seemed like forever. It was at least several miles of woods owned by the county. Most everyone had at least an acre or more and I loved the freedom and the fact that we knew everyone who lived in the town except maybe a couple on the far side from us. We always felt safe but we also respected other people's property. There were some elderly people who preferred not to have children around their place so we didn't bother them. And on Halloween we only went to the homes that had lights on and never ever did we pull tricks on anyone. You just didn't do things like that. Besides, if you did your parents would find out before you got home and you wouldn't be able to sit for a week!!! My brother was living proof of that tongue tongue

What did you love about your neighborhood?
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   Posted 9/7/2009 2:37 AM (GMT -6)   
For close to 5 years before my parents divorced we lived on a dead end street on the edge of town. The road didn't dead end like most, but ended in a large "circle" or bulb if you will. Most people on that section of street had kids close in age to my brother and I and we played in every one's back yard. At least once a week in the summer we had neighborhood cookouts in which everyone brought something, we played volleyball or badminton, and several of the neighbors went in together and put up a nice basketball pole at the end of the road.

It was quiet and safe and us kids were allowed to go anywhere in that part of town. There was nice playground close by and a small park with trails that bordered the city lake that we could bike to without ever crossing or riding along a busy street.
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   Posted 9/7/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
we had a cove behind our house and we had some neighbors our age, and we always played till the street lights came on, that was "curfew". Then when I was a little older we got an above ground pool and boy did we have a blast. We were the hang out for summer days till midnight. Oh how I miss those days.
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   Posted 9/7/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I grew up all over GA.
In south GA I lived in the city we stayed mostly in the yard sometimes we would go to a neighbor's house.
From age 6-13 we lived in a town so small if you blink you would miss it. We knew everybody in town and went pretty much where we wanted to. Our house was gran central for the town's kids.
Next we moved to a big city again. We didn't walk around much. Scary neighbors.
Then we moved to the country again where we knew everybody.
Now I live in a small town where if I step out the door people know me on sight.

Of all the places I've lived I love the town I'm in now.


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   Posted 9/7/2009 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
what was it about the neighborhood you lived in that made you love it?
   Dear Chutz,
     When we fianlly stopped moving... We settled in a small community deep in the mountians. I didnt like much of what was to be had in our "community". But!! The national forrest behind the house was absolute Heaven for me and the other kidds. We would play, have fun, and if we needed a snack.. ate pinon nuts. So, I guess what I loved the most was "Our Mountians" or "Double Dunes". We had so much fun! smilewinkgrin
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   Posted 9/7/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I get to see the children I've taught over the years grow up. I get waved at all the time. Kids come up to me and hug me saying you were my favorite teacher. Even kids I've never taught wave at me and say I know her she teaches at my school. I feel like a superstar. :)

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