LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF
I had noticed the behavior of the lady across the street. Sometimes something seemed a bit bazaar. But I never bothered to befriend her So it was with some surprise that I greeted her when she came to my house. Nice day in June – green grass, flowers blooming, patio clean so I invited her to sit with me at the patio table.
She was greatly disturbed at the police. I tried to talk her down, to calm the situation. But she continued to complain not only about those in our present town but also about those in different towns in which she had lived.
Since I would not join in her criticism, she got angry and shouted at me, “Just you wait, in the morning your lawn will be covered with …..with ….tea pots.” With that she left me.
Sort of sad, but also sort of endearing that the worse she could wish upon me was a lawn full of tea pots!