People Craft– taking care of ourselves

block party signWe are having a block party this weekend!  Besides the fact that warmer weather brings people alive, block parties are wonderful ice-breakers.  In our case we moved to our new neighbourhood last summer, and I’d like to get to know people who live around us.  In case you’d like to “customize” my invitation for your block party, I’ve included the wording here:

OurStreet Potluck Supper

It will be such a sensation, an evening of neighbors and conversation, a real snazzy celebration! It’d be great to see you there.

So please join us Sunday Night.  On May 4th at 5:30 the party takes flight.  It ends at 8:00 but will be a delight!  Oh, and please bring any dish to share.

99 OurStreet is the place to be, and 999-9999 is where you RSVP. Any questions will be answered happily.  Let us know if we can save you a chair.

Save the date:  Sunday, May 4th from 5:30 to 8:00! Bring the whole family to share the yumminess.  Dinner is pot luck, and you can (make or buy) any one thing that serves 4— salad, entre, or dessert.  Please feel free to bring spirits for yourselves, but we’re providing plastic ware, water, and non-alcoholic punch for all.                                                  Kathy & Gerry Rowland, 999-9999, 99 OurStreet



7 thoughts on “People Craft– taking care of ourselves

  1. Dash Hamelton

    Kathleen, block parties help us know people who live around us. This increases safety. People watch out for each other’s homes and wellbeing. It gives us a layer of comfort.

  2. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Knowing neighbors helps us get things done. Is there a pothole that needs to be fixed? Does your street need a speed bump? What about new road signs– children at play, etc. A block party helps the neighbourhood organize. How about the park across the street– more trees needed?

  3. Reba Studebaker

    Good ideas, Dash and Mary Alice. For disputes, knowing neighbors helps in a big way. There’s little stuff like the baseball through the window. How about trees blocking a view of the mountains?

  4. Rud Row

    Agree, Reba– Living in close proximity to others, there’s a good chance that eventually you’ll have some sort of problem, whether minor or major. If you have an issue to address, it’s a lot easier and less awkward to do it when you actually know, and have an association with, their family. If you don’t know them, you’re more likely to get into a dispute over the issue rather than working together to solve it in a constructive way.

  5. Dr. Jill

    What about convenience when you’re in a pinch? There’s that cup of sugar when you don’t have time to go to the store.

  6. Kathleen Rowland

    I like just talking with neighbors and knowing their names. Isn’t it true that when we don’t have little kids who play with the neighbor’s kids, it’s harder to meet people?
    A block party speeds up getting to know people. I have already met neighbors by sending out an invitation, and my heart is light as they RSVPed with enthusiasm. Some neighbors are going to be out of town, and when I said it wouldn’t be the last block party I ever had, they smiled.

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