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Can I borrow a cup of sugar

Category: Random Thoughts
Date: 2019-08-16

In 2019, a neighbor can appear at the door and ask to borrow a cup of sugar!  It happened tonight.   What a delight.   It's nice to have a neighbor like that, and nice to be a neighbor like that.

In our suburban existence, we are not fully integrated into a community: certainly not as I knew community growing up in the 50s and 60s.   But today, someone I care about and care for asked for a cup of sugar,  and I smiled.  It's nice to be able to loan a cup of sugar.

Consider the value of borrowing a cup of sugar.   This author says it may define community:  Borrowing Things From Our Neighbors Strengthens Society

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