Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I grew up on the 2100 block of Tangley. We played outside in the neighborhood and ran around in and out of each other’s houses all the time. Nobody locked their doors, we looked out for each other, everyone knew each other and we all felt safe. Sadly, things aren’t the same today- leaving doors unlocked nowaday's is unheard of.

Tangley is one of the nicest streets in Southampton and Southampton is one of the best neighborhoods in Houston. What we didn’t realize in the old days and often forget now is that anything can happen behind closed doors even if we are in a nice neighborhood and our houses are locked and securely bolted up.

The recent turn of events I link in the "Tangley" title above remind me no matter how nice our neighborhoods are, domestic violence can lurk within our homes and our enemy might be sitting right next to us. I am sad for the loss of Janet McAfee and Ken's injuries, but the two remind me the importance of nurturing friends and family because this is what matters most for all of us.

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