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Be neighborly this July 4th
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 1:19 PM

By Joe Shouse

Be neighborly this July 4th

I have lived in the area for eight months and although I do not live in Paulding County now, I did live here a few years ago and appreciated my time serving the community in various ways. Today, my wife and I are empty nesters living on a cul-de-sac of homes that are basically all alike, at least on the outside. I am convinced that on the inside it is a different story.

I admit, when the semi-truck full of our lifetime collection of stuff, pulled up in front of our house to unload our belongs, the first thing I should have done was visit my new neighbors offering them a hand shake and letting them know what a privilege it is to live next to them. But, I confess, I didn’t do that. No, I wanted to get the computer hooked up, the television dialed in, my clothes in the closet and locate the coffee pot. Those things just seemed important to me at the time.