Tuesday was National Night Out. Our neighborhood had our first party last year. This year we had a few more people, some new and some repeats. We were to bring an appetizer and something to drink. This year we didn't have any police or fireman join us. There was an upsurge in parties and they couldn't attend all of them. We met the new people, renewed acquaintances with folks we hadn't talked to since last year. We live on a long curvy street. We wave to each other, but not much talking goes on with the down hill people.
On the left is a google earth picture of our street. On the right our names and a push pin. We moved the names and stuck them into our houses. It was fun to see where we all live.
The party was 7:00 to 9:00. Just in case you didn't notice in the pictures, we are wearing coats, sweaters, sweatshirts. The fog was coming back in and it was right brisk. We think next year we will have a neighbor bring his patio heater.
The group is going to form an online or email informational group. With that we can let others know if strangers are wandering on the street. Our area has a low crime rate, but we need to be aware who belongs here and who doesn't. Also if people are traveling we can be aware to keep watch on their houses, we can set up gatherings for holidays etc. Suggestions were also made to have a neighborhood facebook page.
The evening was a success and it was fun. We are lucky to have someone like Dee do all the work to put the evening together. She is a good neighbor.