I have talked sometimes about my neighbour's granddaughter. I have one of her more famous quotes in my signature
. She has a pretty tough life being the youngest of 5 (she is 7 and the next youngest is graduating this year) and her mom is always yelling at her....actually everyone in the family does. So, she comes over to my place to play with the dogs, help me bake or just to have some peace and quiet.
Well, a friend of her mother's was killed on March 15th in a horrific accident. The Mom ended up with all aspects of the service and was feeling very overwhelmed. This guy, who I met, was a devoted husband and father of two boys and had a heart of gold.
Anyway, I have been feeling at a loss for things to do between not having Dad to take care of and trying to get well. So, I offered to make the In Memoriam cards for them and also ended up making 2 pans of my Secret Recipe Brownies. My neighbour kept going on and on about how she will never be able to thank me enough - I keep saying that it was really good for me.
But it also gave me an insight into my neighbour's daughter - why she is the way she is with her kids. I never liked her but I realize I never knew her. I am starting to respect her, even though I would really like to see her treat her young daughter with a little more respect.