Monday, May 16, 2011
the greatest neighbor
As we pulled up Grandma's driveway we saw the bike parked by the door. "Shane's here!!!" Shane is often visiting Grandma. You will find him taking Blossom out (the dog), vacuuming, emptying the trash, collecting the mail, fixing Grandma breakfast and yesterday I saw him replace the water on her oxygen machine. Shane lives next door to Grandma---he is undoubtedly the greatest neighbor I have ever known.
I met Shane when Danny and I were dating. As a young child he had a very high fever which caused brain damage. He is one of the most generous hard working people around. He works at a local grocery store. He is very careful with his money. At our reception he brought a gift. He gift-wrapped a roll of paper towels with a note that it was from him. That is one of the most memorable gifts we received that day and we remember it fondly.
If Shane isn't working or at Grandma's house you will often find him constructing projects with the neighborhood kids. Yesterday he followed us to Danny's mom's house-- actually we followed him. He and my girls beat us over there and proudly exclaimed "We're fast!" They went straight to the garage and found wood, rope, nails and hammers. They had big plans of building a tree house. They constructed, hammered, planned and talked. No tree house was built...but a lot of fun memories.