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Where was I
#1406129 Thu Apr 15 2021 02:25 AM
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Went down to the Plano house to get an estimate on a tree removal that's into the power lines and could reach the back of house if it fell that way. Exited by driving down alley to a main street where there were no signs of kids at all. No swing sets, no bikes-trikes-hot wheels-wagons. Our house was two years old in 1973 when we bought it and the yards and street was dedicated to kids. Chalk markings, jump ramps in street (a Cul-de-sac) and one yard even had a home made merry-go-round. Now they are invisible if they exist at all.

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coilover #1406147 Thu Apr 15 2021 04:57 AM
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They all grew up and moved away. ohwell

First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
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coilover #1406154 Thu Apr 15 2021 09:13 AM
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Many did but there are many new young parents with apparently ghost kids.

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coilover #1406163 Thu Apr 15 2021 12:23 PM
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Our neighborhood is slowly changing. The oldsters are dyeing off and younger folks with kids are moving in. We enjoy seeing the little ones out and about.
Makes for more careful driving.


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coilover #1406166 Thu Apr 15 2021 12:33 PM
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Agree with All the above on folks dying, moving and no kids. Another huge factor could be kids and parents these days are almost addicted to their devices. Laptops, phones, Kendles, and almost countless other game playing, social media devices. Time outside is hard, setting on ones butt and playing games is easy.


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coilover #1406212 Thu Apr 15 2021 04:48 PM
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I live in a moving-on up to the big-time addition 4 miles out of town. I moved here in June 1968 the house on either side has changed ownership and also across the street. It's usually quiet except on holidays, fireworks. My son lives in Fishers, near Indianapolis. His house is the same way, a little more upscale but young couples move in then in a few years, promotions, moving, divorce, Or ???????. He built his first house 2nd year after college but when my granddaughter came along he thought it was not big enough so he but a large 2 story now he is telling me he wished he had stayed there. Hindsight is better. It was a tract home, a 2 story then a ranch or tow then a 2 story, you get the idea. If only he had bought the 2 story next door. He was single at the time. I had better quit or I will have to join Johnny814. ohwell

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coilover #1406222 Thu Apr 15 2021 05:35 PM
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I live in an older neighborhood too. Most of the residents are on the older end of the scale. The last few houses sold are younger couples with kids. I like my area to be nice and quiet and not have screaming kids all up and down the street.

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