Building a Friendly Neighborhood

Neighbors are something we donít ever want to take for granted.  In the South, we traditionally have looked after our own.  That is why we donít need all this big government interference.  Traditional Southerners are independent and offer Christian brotherly assistance to their neighbors.  Some things to keep in mind:

-         Welcome new neighbors with a plant or dessert.  At least go over and meet them when they move in.

-         Periodically check on sick or elderly neighbors.

-         Offer guests in your home something to drink.  Donít keep insisting, offer once and if they decline then they can ask if they change their mind later.

If someone has had surgery, a new baby or a death in the family, organize the neighbors to all take turns fixing dinner for the affected family (one night per home) for one week (at least).