Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The New Male Neighbor That Became My Friend

Bond says it might be WHY I dream of bananas. I just thought I might need a good, BIG banana.

When I took over the little goodie bag to his house, I knew that we'd be friends. When he came over to thank me and I met him, I knew that I was right. He brought over a casserole and told me that he was gay and I liked him a little more.

We sat on the porch and rocked and he quietly told me that he had a partner of 13 years. A blue Mustang drove up and a long, tall drink of water of a man stepped out that I like just as much as my new neighbor.

We have movie nights. They make soup and they bring it over to eat in front of the fire. We spy on each other. We drink gin and tonics. We share recipes. If we're out for a walk, we stop in for a beer and never finish the walk (and sometimes have to be driven back around the corner.)
We call if we're going into "town" even though it's only 5 minutes away. We hug and kiss each other hello and goodbye.

I feel like I have found a part of my family that I didn't know existed.


34 comments:

furiousBall said...

that's great, friends like that are required for the happies :)

Ashleigh said...

awesome. always great to find neighbors (and friends) like that.

Jude said...

OMGosh....that is so perfect! I want to move into your neighborhood too.

Bina said...

How great is that!!!! You are so lucky to not only have great neighbors, but neighbors that are great friends!

Slyde said...

you are a lucky duck... i want to stab my neighbors with a fork.

Poindexter said...

cool - wish y'all were in my neighborhood!

Dana said...

This brought back memories - of how excited you were to be moving into your new home - of apprehensions you had about the clean factor of a log home - about your hopes for hours relaxing by the pool. It really was the PERFECT place for the two of you and neither of you had any idea just how PERFECT it would be.

That makes me smile ... and gives me hope!

Jay said...

This is exactly how I had hoped things would go with that hot little blond neighbor I had. But, we never got past the sitting on the stairs talking part. No kisses at all. Then she moved away. So unfair. LOL ;-)

SkylersDad said...

Interesting. My neighbors tend to avoid me most of the time. I think they are all rude, or they have a problem with my drooling and nearly constant flatulence.

Mike Golch said...

works for me.I'm glad you made a new friend.

Aunt Jackie said...

Soulmates are not just for romantic love, they're for friends, they're for family and they can show up anywhere.

Enjoy!

LSL said...

This is just beautiful. Lucky you. Lucky them.

Golden To Silver Val said...

This is wonderful! I hope you're neighbors forever....there is just nothing like good neighbors!!!

Micky-T said...

What a happy post!
Good for you guys, to have good neighbors to share time with.

Very cool!

Dragon said...

Thats awesome! I want a neighbor like him!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

such a nice addition to your lives

Ily said...

Aw, I want something like that. Sounds perfect...the recipes, the walks, the hugs 'n kisses, just everything!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I wish I lived next to ya'll :)

Jessica said...

Aw, yay that is so great! It's awesome to find such a connection in friends that way! :)

13messages said...

I loved reading this. Here"s to great neighbors.

Jaimey said...

Those are the BEST kinds of neighbors! I am so happy for you all. Makes my heart warm and fuzzy. :)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

That is the most awesome thing I have heard lately! It's like they're the family of your heart. :-)

Bond said...

See, I think I was correct, because bananas are the best and now you guys have two new best neighbors...so very cool...I would LOVE a neighbor like that

Lu' said...

Wow how special is that!

Lynette said...

i always thought that family was made up of our friends...you know how you can just finally pick the family you always wanted. and you said they are gay...well girlfriend y'all are family!

Little T said...

Some things are just meant to be;-)

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...I trust you brought him chocolate chip cookies!...

kim-d said...

I, too, want to live in your neighborhood. I'm so happy for all of you; some things, I think, are just meant to be!

Doris said...

Those are the best kind of neighbors....

Peace - D

Awake In Rochester said...

How sweet! So youve been dreaming of bananas? Ive been dreaming of mellons. Hmmm.

nitebyrd said...

Sometimes life gives you perfection. :D

Brad said...

I wish more gay ladies and gents would do this. We have so much in common but seem to circle different orbits - something we should all work on.

James said...

You just seem to attract great people...hey I guss that's how I am here!

Blogget Jones said...

I want to be a neighbor, too! What a great relationship for you all. Enjoy!!

:o) BJ