Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    The Daughter is so fortunate. She and The Son-in-Law live in a community within our fair city that is continuing to undergo urban renewal, yet has not lost its character and charm. People actually sit on their front porches.(They are not just for decoration.) They also know their neighbors and like their neighbors. Most of the folks who live there readily appreciate the diversity of interests, politics, occupations, and affiliations that one finds when living in an urban area. I was recently mulling over the fact that within a city block there lives an Anglican priest, a photographer/editor/writer, a social worker, a lawyer, a teacher at a private boys school, an elderly woman on disability, a woman whose former husband was the president of a prestigious private university and two retirees. There is in-fill HUD housing next to in-fill homes designed by well-known architects. And thankfully, there are lots of homes that have withstood the test of time. Case in point: The Daughter's home is over 100 years old.
    My favorite thing about the neighborhood where The Daughter lives are the sidewalks. People use them. So here's a glimpse of some autumnal delights you can find if you just happen to meander around her East Nashville neighborhood. All photos are courtesy of The Daughter's neighbor who is a fine photographer as well as friend: Marjie Aldom Smith.

And this sweet sidewalk ode to a dead fish

And finally, a shot of the Son-in-Law's truck that he inherited from his grandfather. It still runs.

Here is the link to Marjie's latest book:

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