It’s been a couple of years since I boasted on my neighborhood. I’m guessing that most neighborhoods have plenty of interesting people, but I feel really lucky to have so many interesting and fun people living around me.
Every couple of weeks one of our neighbors hosts Stone Soup. The event is held on a Thursday evening which gives us all a chance to get a jump on the weekend. The hosts of this event are neighbors Tony and Missy McCray. Tony and Missy were the urban pioneers who moved into our neighborhood when most people were afraid to even drive through the area. They’ve had six kids (homeschooling them all) and they both continue to help promote that small town community feeling in a metro area with the world’s busiest airport just minutes away!
|Tony & Missy's house|
I can’t always make the stone soup social gathering but somehow this week I managed to get home in time to put on pajamas and join the fun. Most people didn’t want their photos taken in their pajamas but I had to share a few pictures of this month’s breakfast stone soup event.
|Tony is featured on the left|
For years as our neighborhood was under renovation and development, Tony was instrumental in the design of our street signs, house numbers, mailbox numbers and the landscaping. He didn’t do all the landscaping but he did the work for a number of homes in our community and certainly inspired everyone.
|Hanging lanterns are everywhere|
|Our neighborhood glows in the evening thanks to Tony!|
Now Tony focuses his efforts on his business, Rust in Peace. If you go to major fairs you are bound to run into Tony. He’s always at Scott Antique Market, in the area for Marburger Farm and lots of other fairs and shows. Click here to see a highlighted item on the Country Living website.
Sometimes I get caught up by the thought of going to a faraway place to see something interesting or meet amazing people. Isn’t it a good feeling when you realize they are in your neighborhood?
We should have a virtual neighborhood party where we share our neighborhoods. Might be fun to get to know the neighbors!