Who are the people in your neighborhood?
Gwen and I stayed home from church today to get over our colds and I got my sketchbook out. I didn’t know what to draw, but the neighborhood was alive today so I started drawing my neighbors. Like most streets, we have a variety of “folk” here. From the top, clockwise, we have:
1. J.D. Mom. She always seems grumpy. She sits out in the car waiting for family members and honks the horn at them. She has an unusually high voice.
2. Reggie. Every street should have a Reggie. He keeps his yard tidy and is often seen tidying up other people’s yards as well. He sees something that needs to be done on the street and does it. He just got a new bike and likes to go on bike rides with his wife and a cold drink.
3. Abuelo. Abuelo is an elderly gentleman that most likely doesn’t speak a lot of english. He very diligently walks the length of the street three times a day with his walker. One can hear the distinct rhythm of the walker from inside the house, or in the backyard and know, “There goes Abuelo…right on schedule”.
4. Denise. Ummm….the picture is self-explanatory.
5. Dee-Dee. Very nice lady across the street who had a stroke several years back. I personally witnessed Dee-Dee break her hip one day.
6. Aaron. Natalia’s new friend who moved in across the street. Without fail, every single time Aaron comes over he asks if he can paint. I have no idea why he asks to paint, but I always say no.
7. Neighborhood Hoodlums. They are mostly just passing my house. These guys have no idea how ridiculous their clothing and accessory fads look. I have tried very hard over the years to refrain from yelling out the window that their hairstyle is that of a middle-aged woman.
8. Bud. Bud is our long-time next-door neighbor. He has been there since I was a baby and my grandparents lived in this house. I once climbed through his bedroom window to unlock the front door when they lost their keys.