Bad Neighbor

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by gilberte, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. gilberte

    gilberte Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The widowed woman who lives just to the north of us likes to eat fish almost as much as we do, so whenever the fish are cooperating we take her up a few fillets. And, often as not, she responds in a day or two with a loaf of fresh baked bread, or a cake, etc.

    We took her up some white perch fillets yesterday. While talking with her I mentioned that between cutting corn off the cob and filleting fish I had burned out my electric knife so these fillets, done with a regular fillet knife, didn't look quite as pretty as they usually do.

    Well I was just out in the yard slicing up some cedar for this winters kindling when she walks over with a brand new, cordless electric fillet knife. I told her I couldn't possibly accept it. She told me not to be so foolish, that she really appreciated all the fish we brought her and she wanted to show her appreciation. I relented and accepted the knife.

    Now I'm going to have to go fishing tomorrow so I can try out the new knife. How does this woman think I am ever going to get my fall chores done :shrug:
     
  2. sweetcountrygrl

    sweetcountrygrl Well-Known Member

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    It's so nice to hear a story like this. It's refreshing to hear that there are still such kind people in this world... and that would be on both ends of your story :)
     

  3. Tater'sPa

    Tater'sPa Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes...It's just best to get along with your "Bad Neighbor" and not cause problems :nono: . Besides fishing isn't so bad...is it.. :shrug:
    It's the least you could do... :rotfl:
    Thanks for the story! It takes my mind off my "good neighbors" :Bawling:
     
  4. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've got venison that I'd like to trade for lobster.... :shrug: :p
     
  5. gilberte

    gilberte Well-Known Member Supporter

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    So do I, and I'm looking at her right now eating my cider apples off the ground. If she starts in on the ones on the trees there's gonna be trouble!
     
  6. Tater Farm

    Tater Farm Well-Known Member

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    This is so dear! I needed to hear something up-lifting today. Thank you, Gilberte!
     
  7. Beltane

    Beltane Enjoying Four Seasons

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    :) How awesome. Sometimes I love people.
     
  8. harrisjnet

    harrisjnet Okie with Attitude

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    Sounds kind fishy.


    Nice to hear a feel good story. Thanks.
     
  9. Salmonberry

    Salmonberry Registered Nut

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    I saw the name of the thread and thought "Oh no, can't we all just get along?" So wonderful to know of good neighborly things as well.

    Salmonberry
     
  10. MoonShine

    MoonShine Fire On The Mountain

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    That's nice Gilberte :)
     
  11. AngieM2

    AngieM2 Big Front Porch advocate

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    Very smart neighbor lady you have there...

    Enjoy your fishing. and new knife.

    Angie