Sunday, November 30, 2008

Fun Monday-Neighbors


This week's host is Ari_1965, and this week's topic is neighbors. This should be interesting. I can't wait to read everyone's posts. Here is the specific assignment:

Tell us about your all-time worst Neighbors from Hell. You know, the family of Irish clog dancers who once lived in the flat/apartment above you? Mrs. Nextdoor and her banshee-like multiple orgasms? Mr. and Mrs. Hard-of-Hearing with their television on full blast? The guys across the street who set off 4th of July fireworks starting in March and didn't stop until the first real snowfall?


I have to say, I've always been lucky with neighbors. Oh, there was the occasional dud when I was young and single and living in apartments. I had a woman who lived above me who was quite amorous and didn't mind letting everyone hear it. There was the family who lived in an apartment below me and Hubby when we first got married who had a pack of dogs they allowed to crap everywhere, including our doorstep. Nice. But overall, we've had great neighbors. We love our current neighbors. In fact, we make homemade goodies that we hand deliver to them at Christmas. The most interesting of these neighbors is a gentleman who is in his upper 80's, and has been married three times. His first wife died of cancer, and let's just say the two wives that followed were doozies. Both were mail order brides. One came from China, and they didn't get along very well. He ended up shipping her home at her request. The other one was an elderly woman who seemed okay at first, and then became kind of a gold digger. They parted company, and she got a nice settlement out of the mess. Soon after she moved away I was sifting through some old books she gave me when she left, and discovered check stubs from several previous husbands she had received settlements from. Me thinks she made this a habit. Despite his bad luck, this particular neighbor hasn't lost his yearn for affection. Currently, he has a girlfriend that he travels with and dates.



He still likes to party every now and then, too. Several months ago, we kept seeing a cab in his driveway on Friday evenings. Hubby finally got curious and asked him about it. Come to find out, he was using the cab to get back and forth to a regular party with friends because he didn't want to get a DUI. He was spending a ton of money on the cabs even though the party was only a few minutes away from his house. Hubby told him he'd take him to and from his parties. So, every now and then he calls Hubby for his ride. Hubby picks up him and his grocery sack of beverages and bar supplies, drops him off at precisely 5:30pm and brings him and the sack home at exactly 10:30pm. Hubby is neighborly that way, and besides, we figure at age 86 he's entitled to party if he wants to, especially if he avoids driving.



He is full of life, and I love him to death. He had become somewhat weak in the last year, but he still rides his bicycle every day, still likes the women and wine and knows how to have a good time. I hope I'm lucky enough to feel that way when I'm his age. Thanks for stopping by. Now, trot on over to Ari_1965 and meet everyone else's neighbors.

14 comments:

swampy said...

Our neighborhood is full of wonderful people...well, except for one couple whom I shall introduce you to tomorrow.

IamwhoIam said...

Nice of Hubby to indulge the old one and I'm please there is no Drinking and Driving involved.

Amy said...

86....WOW!

He is still enjoying himself.

Last night Shannon and I were in bed at 6:00 pm...EXHAUSTED! I looked at him and asked, "What's next? Are we going to start watching "The Lawrence Welk Show?" Maybe we need to come and take a few pointers from your neighbor.;)

You are very blessed to have good ones. They are few and far between.

God Bless,
Amy:)

janjanmom said...

Where can I sign up for this TAXI service?? I may have a wild oat or two left to sow.

Sarah said...

I've mostly had great neighbours too, at least none of the screamer types anyway.

Glad you live in such a nice place :)

Sayre said...

But for the boys next door, the neighbors in my old neighborhood were older people. It had been my grandmother's neighborhood with people of her age (70s, 80s, 90s) around. They almost convinced us to stay but the party boys drove us out.

Having neighbors like yours is a pleasure!

Lil Mouse said...

i think its great that you take your neighbor to get boozed up. seriously. much better than letting him drive.

Janis said...

Wow, a party animal at the age of 86, I'll take it. He sounds like a very interesting guy, full of life.

m (the misanthrope) said...

Wow...I hope I am that full of life when I'm 86! Party on, neighbor! :-)

Trailboss said...

I had some neighbors once when I lived in Houston that didn't make their kids go to school. My husband (at that time)called the authorities and ratted them out! They got in big trouble but their kids went to school after that!

ChrisB said...

That's really kind of your hubby, your neighbour sounds quite a character, shame he has been taken advantage of by unscrupulous women.

Faye said...

I agree with you Hula Girl--let's hope we all are as full of life in our 80s as your neighbor. He has the important things down. Still looking for love, keeps up his exercise and is a nice neighbor--so nice that your guy will help him party on! Good for both men.

Ari_1965 said...

But doesn't the sack of beverages ever get used up?

grace said...

the old man sounds like a fun man and your hubby sounds extremely nice