Sidewalk Ghosts / Alishia’s Insights

There I was, walking my neighborhood saying hi to all my neighbors. Felt strangely like Ozzie on an outing to borrow a cup of sugar for Harriet. No not Ozzy Osborn, but Ozzie Nelson.

 

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Ozzie Nelson?

If you don’t know the vintage sitcom, Ozzie and Harriet were the ideal TV family and ran on ABC from October 3, 1952 to September 3, 1966. A fourteen-year run that was quite remarkable for its longevity. For trivia, here is a Wikipedia link, and if you’re bored, curious or just plain nostalgic, here is a link to YouTube episodes.

Back to the story: I was on the streets, strolling house by house, ignoring the graffiti and feeling mighty full of 50’s style neighborly love.

I rounded a corner and behind the barrier of an old school picket fence house rose the energy and laughter of Alishia and her mother Valerie. I came upon them right as they began a game of front yard badminton.

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I mustered my courage and somewhat fearing the possible blows of long-handled racquets, a fear brought on by my remembrance of the thrashing I received just the day before from a less than friendly person I had approached. A guy who pushed me into on-coming traffic, so I gingerly approached them to ask if they would allow me to take their picture.

No racquet swung, we chatted for a short time and realizing that we shared a similar point-of-view of what I was publishing, Alishia accepted the offer to be interviewed and photographed.

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A FEW OF ALISHIA’S INSIGHTS:

  • Observe and Share Everything •
  • Practice Humility in Every Situation •
  • Value Community •

Lot’s of wisdom from a young woman of 21! Wouldn’t you agree?

I was only three days into the beginnings of Sidewalk Ghosts, but one constant was already emerging:  “A vast majority of people were willing and wanting to share.”

Talk tomorrow my good friends,

Richard

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