Show of HandsShow of Hands

rons December 17th, 2016 7:41pm

Three of my neighbors children came and helped with snow removal today. Knowing we are in out 70's they chipped in. What a great gesture. They made my day, would that make yours?

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ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
12/20/16 2:07 pm

I has to shovel my own driveway. I don't know how to operate a snowblower

rons on top of the world MA
12/20/16 2:53 pm

We both use the blower. But my COPD is a problem for shoveling. I get out of breath fast.

susanr Colorado
12/17/16 10:15 pm

How cool of them! Yes, now that I'm 70, I would love that, too - although I don't need it now, since that's someone else's job at my apartment complex. I actually miss shoveling snow a little, so sometimes I go out and do a bit of it, like the several stairs down to the parking lot, or if it snows late in the day. But I'm so glad I don't have to do *all* of it at my age.

We used to shovel for an elderly neighbor back in Michigan, when I was in my 30s & 40s.

rons on top of the world MA
12/18/16 6:18 am

I have some COPD so I go easy. My wife runs the snow blower. The kids asked her If they could help and started on the cars, walkway, front and rear patio. I gave them some money (they resisted at first) for the help. I explained the theory of financial compensation and how they can donate to charity. It renews my trust in the young. Made my day!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/17/16 9:52 pm

It sure would. Little acts of kindness almost make me cry right now. The carolers from our high school came last night. And someone gave me a bouquet of flowers I'm almost crying again.

chickencookie Give me Liberty
12/17/16 9:00 pm

It's really hard to find kids around here that do it.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/17/16 6:10 pm

Yes, except it was me, because my neighbor's been having back troubles and his snowblower broke. We shoveled his driveway today.

rons on top of the world MA
12/17/16 6:14 pm

Always knew you were good. Nice job. I've been teaching computer skills at the library for 15 years now.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/17/16 6:23 pm

That's great, I love volunteer work. There's a different satisfaction for the people doing it and receiving the benefit when a good action is done out of volunteer work, rather than someone being paid for the work. It changes the relationship between the actor and the receiver.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
12/17/16 4:38 pm

Good kids! Good parents!

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wmorriso Indiana, US ofA
12/17/16 3:01 pm

Yes i would, and i have on a few occasions.

Diogenes Trump Redux
12/17/16 2:45 pm

That's why I mow my neighbor's lawn regularly!

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chickencookie Give me Liberty
12/17/16 8:59 pm

Aw you're a good man Charlie Brown.

Diogenes Trump Redux
12/17/16 9:08 pm

Did I mention I mow and edge it naked? I act a lunatic whilst doing so. Wear one Texas A&M sock and one Te as Longhorn sock. I get som crazy looks. Some people even wan to take pictures with me.

Diogenes Trump Redux
12/17/16 9:22 pm

Yeehaw, ma'am! How would you like me to stand? 😉

rons on top of the world MA
12/18/16 6:49 am

Be careful you don't clip more the the grass.

HonestyIsBest Rockaway Beach, NY
12/17/16 12:57 pm

Good kids! I slipped on ice twice and quit.

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presrvd Phoenix
12/17/16 8:38 pm

I've shoveled dirt before, and I'm not a fan. Throw in cold, wet, and slippery, and that just adds to the suck factor, in my opinion....

rons on top of the world MA
12/18/16 6:31 am

Nah, it over in an hour. It's a beautiful thing. We have those days where you can't look out and see anything but white. Plus you can't make a Dirtman with a corn cob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.

presrvd Phoenix
12/18/16 8:22 am

We have caliche (Adobe-like clay) under that dirt. You can build a house with it, so I'm fairly sure I could build an almost bulletproof clayman. =P

rons on top of the world MA
12/18/16 8:27 am

I made lots of snowmen. How many dirtmen have you build. Frosty is taken, what do you call a dirtman?