Ghost of Midnight

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Serendipity in the Neighborhood

Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2008 by No comments yet

Occasionally, someone will post a request on his/her FPF neighborhood forum the same day as a neighbor offers a solution to that request… unbeknown to each other.  So the next issue of their neighborhood forum is published with the problem followed by the solution… all neat and tidy.  Gotta love it.  Here’s today’s simple example on a neighborhood forum with about 400 participating households…

Hi there!  We were wondering if anyone might have a twin box frame floating around that they no longer need.  We would love to have it for use of our four year old’s new mattress.  Thank you very much! Sarah

The item above was posted at 4:00 PM followed at 4:01 PM by…

On the green strip in front of [our home on] Catherine St.:  twin size mattress, box spring, and wooden frame; come and get it before the rain comes!

Hope they connected!  Rain should be here soon!

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