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Prompt ‘Neighbors’

A blogging friend at ConfusingMiddle here on WordPress has given the prompt of Neighbors, this week. If you haven’t checked out their blog yet, I highly recommend it.

Anyway, Moving Forward:

Years ago, they sang a song on Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers Neighborhood titled; “Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood.” The song was a bit off, though, because it focused on the Postman, the Policeman, and the Milkman. It made no reference to the Drug Addict, The Hoarder, or the Crazy Cat Lady…Not just me.

I think your Neighbors are the ones who live near you. In my case, in the mobile home park, I live in. If you live in an apartment complex, it’s those residents. The ones in the immediate vicinity of where you live.

I have talked a bit about my Neighbors, as some have become friends; like J. who is moving. Speaking of which, it is now Official, and she will be out and probably gone, next week.

Be sure and tell me if you sang the song I mentioned, and if you have it stuck in your head now

You’re Welcome!

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6 thoughts on “Prompt ‘Neighbors’

  1. Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood?
    In your neighborhood?
    In your neighborhood?
    Say, who are the people in your neighborhood?
    The people that you meet each day

    [Anything Muppet #1: Don’t you like Christmas?]
    [Bob: Oh, I love Christmas. But you could be the postman.]
    [Anything Muppet #1: A postman, hmmmm …]
    Oh, the postman always brings the mail
    Through rain or snow or sleet or hail
    I’ll work and work the whole day through
    To get your letters safe to you

    Bob and Anything Muppet #1:
    ‘Cause a postman is a person in your neighborhood
    In your neighborhood
    He’s in your neighborhood
    A postman is a person in your neighborhood
    A person that you meet each day

    [Anything Muppet #2: A fireman? Holy smoke!]
    Oh, a fireman is brave it’s said
    His engine is a shiny red
    If there’s a fire anywhere about
    Well, I’ll be sure to put it out

    Bob and Anything Muppet #2:
    ‘Cause a fireman is a person in your neighborhood
    In your neighborhood
    He’s in your neighborhood

    Anything Muppet #1:
    And a postman is a person in your neighborhood

    All:
    Well, they’re the people that you meet
    When you’re walking down the street
    They’re the people that you meet each day

    The baker is the one who makes
    Your bread and rolls and pies and cakes
    If you want something sweet to eat, go see
    The baker in the bakery

    A teacher works the whole day through
    To teach important things to you
    He’ll teach you things you won’t forget
    Like numbers and the alphabet

    A barber has a great big chair
    You sit in it, he cuts your hair
    He’ll snip and clip and never rest
    Until your haircut looks its best

    The bus driver drives fast or slow
    To take you where you want to go
    When you get in and pay your fare
    She will drive you anywhere

    A dentist cares for all your teeth
    The top ones and the ones beneath
    So if you have an aching tooth
    He’ll fix it quick, and that’s the truth

    The doctor makes you well real quick
    If by chance you’re feeling sick
    She works and works the whole day long
    To help you feel well and strong

    The grocer sells the things you eat
    Like bread and eggs, cheese and meat
    No matter what you’re looking for
    You’ll find it at the grocery store

    The shoemaker is always there
    To take care of the shoes you wear
    With his hammer, nails, and glue
    He’ll fix your shoes as good as new

    The cleaner is the one who knows
    How to clean and press your clothes
    He’ll take a jacket, suit, or vest
    And clean it so you’ll look your best

    The trash collector works each day
    He’ll always take your trash away
    He drives the biggest truck you’ve seen
    To keep the city streets all clean

    Source: LyricFind

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  2. yes I remember it quite well on Sesame Street. The song reflected the times and their world at first was optimistic but as the seasons passed they began to reflect even more serious issues of the times.

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