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Readers Tell Tales of Good Neighbors

In honor of National Good Neighbor Day, Patch asked people to share their stories of good deeds done by neighbors. Here's what you told us.

A good neighbor comes in many forms.

It may be someone who keeps an eye on your kids when they’re playing outside or someone who pet sits for you when your family is on vacation. Some even go above and beyond to make your community a great place to live by picking up trash in neighborhood parks or volunteering to start youth programs at the local library.

As a way to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day on Friday, Sept. 28, we asked readers to share their stories about the people who make Tinely Park thrive. Here's what they had to say on the Tinley Park Patch Facebook page.

Katie Frankenfield: "My awesome neighbor dry walled our entire basement for free!!!"

Elizabeth Cupcake: "My neighbor Kathy waters for me all of the time. My flowers would be dead without her!"

Molli Senne:

I don' t live in tinley but last blizzard my husband got stuck in his tow truck over an hour away. The blizzard knocked out the power to the house and it got cold fast. My neighbor used his snow blower on our driveway so I could take my pets to my mother in laws where it was warm.

The summer before that we had a tornado pass right behind us. It took out some of our trees leaving the roads blocked. Our whole neighborhood got together to clear the streets. It touched down in the yard of a neighbor n knocked down trees all over her garden. Everyone helped again to clear the trees.

One more. When our new neighbors moved in we loaned them our power drill because theirs was packed still.

Dawn Zambrano: "My neighbors have plowed and shoveled my driveway every snow fall for the last 3 years. And they return our escape artist pets back into our backyard. :)"

TELL US: Who are the great neighbors in Tinley? Who makes the village a great place to live? Honor them by sharing your story in the comments section.

 

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Marni September 28, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I live in the Parkside subdivision on RIverside Drive. The poeple in my neighborhood are unbelievable. We moved to our house on Riveside 7 years ago and I have no intentions of ever leaving. Everyday I see neighbors helping neighbors. It may be something small like bring up garbage cans on Tuesdays or bringing up someones paper to their doorstep. Many times though I see people mowing each others lawn or shoveling driveways. There is even a block party in early September when all the people who have moved away come back to enjoy the day. It is a great place to live and my family is so greatful to live there!
DB September 28, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I agree with Marni. We live on Riverside Drive too & many of the neighbors are always helping & looking out for one another. Some of us even go as far as making dinner for each other. Couldn't ask for a better block to live on! Way to go Riverside Drive!!
Patti Lavin September 28, 2012 at 09:55 PM
No comment about the neighbor to the north, they're terrible
Babeth kopf September 29, 2012 at 12:36 AM
I run Garden Gallery on Oak Park. We are a non-profit org. John and Marry live in the house behind the gallery. John cut our lawn at the gallery and sprayed our weeds all summer for free. He also keeps an eye on the place.
TP Karen September 30, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Babeth...I hope we can see more publicity about the Garden Gallery. We drive by often and don't really know about your shop. It's run by Park Lawn, is that right? Has The Patch run any articles for you? They would be good neighbors to do so!
dawn October 04, 2012 at 11:15 AM
I found a duffle bag behind my garage, (I live behind the house that had tht home invason 23 weeks ago) inside was a computer and jewelery, I called the police and turned it into them. I received a call yesterday from the police dept, the bag , computer and jewelery has been returned to the owners. I would hope that someone would do that for me. These poor people went thru enough so just knowing they got that back makes me feel good. We all need to watch out for each other.

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