In the hood

anns-birdhouses

Bass River, MA

Here is a very special ecosystem. It is a neighborhood. This cluster of birdhouses stands in the backyard of one of my neighbors from thirty-some years ago. She would build a neighborhood for birds because being a good neighbor even extended to her feathered friends. In her nineties now, Ann called me this evening. She struggles with her health, but we talked about good memories and beautiful places. She has always been an amazing gardener, so she created much of the beauty around her. She taught me to garden, and in so doing, gave me a lifelong gift. I just want to say, “Thank you.”

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  1. Linda Dunne
    September 26, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Whenever I drive by Ann’s house I wonder if she is still there. I’m so glad to know she is. I have a cousin, Anne Seeley (95 yrs old, almost 96) who lives around the corner at 232 Pleasant Street. I wonder if they have ever met…
    Bass River is, unfortunately, losing some of it’s village appeal for me as people are needing to sell property due to the tax rate and more and more houses are getting crammed into what was open space. Fortunately the woods between the tennis court and Pleasant Street are intact so far.
    XO

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