Ghost of Midnight

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Blizzard brings out Good Neighbors

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 by No comments yet

Burlington is getting buried by 24 inches of snow in 24 hours… or something like that. And high winds and drifting.

We’ve been battling snow all day, clearing roads, driveways, sidewalks… I’m spent! But inspired too. Nearly every time I went out to take another pass with the shovel I found that some good neighbor had cleared one portion or another of our walk or driveway. Tracks leading away from the good deed were always different and headed off in different directions. We’re living among a band of good Samaritans!

And on the Village Green Neighborhood Forum tonight, a subscriber posted:

If anyone needs help shoveling out from the storm, or if you know of a neighbor who needs help, post to the Forum and hopefully among a number of us on the Forum (three at my house) we can respond to the need.

That’s beautiful… really. Another great use of Front Porch Forum.

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