Creating an Urban Homestead

Farewell, friends

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“I never thought this day would come,” said Marley, right. Her best friends Veronika and Yan packed up and moved to New York. Their family and ours along with other friends spent the morning in our kitchen packing food, eating, telling stories, while the kids watched a DVD together. Such a sad ending to a Mayberry-like relationship with our sweet neighbors Anton, Lena, Yan and Veronika. They were there during the worst time in my life and I’ll be forever grateful for their love and friendship over the past two years.

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Buddies Yan, 9, and Avery, 5 pose for a photo. Recently Avery yelled to Yan across the cul-de-sac, “You are the bestest neighbor in the whole world!”

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Marley and Veronika give each other a hug for the road. When Veronika first attended The Redmont School about four years ago, she would cry after Lena left her. Marley called her “the crying girl.” She would hold her hand on the playground. Later, the family surprised us when they moved three doors down from us only a week after Marley and Avery’s best friends Patton and Taiyou moved to New Mexico.

2 Responses

  1. Elena

    Chris,
    We love you !!!!
    Thanks for being the wonderful friend to us! Big hug and kiss to Marley and Avery. I can not believe I sow you and kids for the very last time!
    Love,
    Lena

    August 9, 2009 at 8:13 pm

  2. Crinny

    Thank you, too for being such a great friend and teacher! I hope this was not the last time! How is New York? Your new house? How are the kids? You? Please send me your new address to my e-mail. We miss you guys!

    Love,

    Chris

    August 9, 2009 at 9:13 pm

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