I remember when I was younger I lived in a great neighborhood! We had the same characters that are in my current neighborhood but people cared. One year a group of people got together and planned a block party! It was so much fun and it was a tradition that continued for years. We didn’t even live in a neighborhood that had an association — people just wanted to spend time getting to know each other and having fun.
In my current neighborhood, one with an association, I tried to plan a block party for our neighborhood but no one wanted to help out and people pretty much spit in my face for even trying. Luckily, I live at the end of a street with some great people around me so those of us who like each other have a 4th of July party every year instead.
Funny, every neighbor sends their kids down to see what is going on and other neighbors act hurt that they weren’t invited.
Do you remember having neighborhood socials or block parties as a kid?