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Posted by on Sep. 28, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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National Good Neighbor Day

When : Always September 28, previously the Fourth Sunday in September

Ah, Good Neighbor Day. It's definitely a good thing. Being good neighbors is an important part of the social fiber that makes this country so great. Therefore,  it seems only fitting that one day a year honors good neighbors.

This day of recognition is not to be confused with other forms of "Good Neighbor Days". Stores proclaim "Good Neighbor Days" to promote sales, a wide range of organizations announce "Good Neighbor Days" to promote their cause, and local municipalities and governments proclaim "Good Neighbor Days" for a variety of reasons.

Rather, this day is to truly recognize and appreciate your good neighbor. Hopefully, one of those good neighbors is you!


History:

In the early 1970's, Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana recognized the importance of good neighbors, and started the effort to make this a National day. With the help of congressman Mike Mansfield, she succeed in getting three presidents (Nixon, Ford, and Carter)  to issue proclamations, along with numerous governors. 

In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, making September 28, National Good Neighbor Day. Previously, this day was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of September.

 Note: Rhode Island initiated a  movement to pass a National Neighbor Day on the Sunday before Memorial Day. Action never materialized into a formal national proclamation or law.


How to Celebrate:

Here are some suggestions for celebrating the day:

  • Help your neighbors in some way.
  • Offer a smile and friendly hello to your neighbor
  • Have your neighbor over for a meal
  • Hold a block party
  • Get to know your neighbor a little better

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/goodneighbor.htm

Do you have good neighbors?


by on Sep. 28, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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atlmom2
by Susie on Sep. 28, 2013 at 7:51 AM
Some and some assholes.
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shorty13417
by on Sep. 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM

some are ok.. some are assholes

natural_s
by Bronze Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Where we use to live I had great neighbors but where we moved to I have the rudest, one family in particular who moved next door shortly after we moved into the neighborhood. The others are like us basically keep to themselves.

drfink
by Emily on Sep. 28, 2013 at 1:05 PM

 yes ,great ones ,good ones and some I don't like ....really need to get a life ones.

Our neighborhood now has an online forum ....sometimes it competes with MC on here only not anon.Most of us fly under the radar but just wow for others.

bizzeemom2717
by Jen on Sep. 28, 2013 at 2:39 PM
Mostly good
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wakymom
by Silver Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 5:58 PM

 We have awesome neighbors : )

 

 

 

Barabell
by Barbara on Sep. 28, 2013 at 7:26 PM

No, not really.

Hannahluvsdogs
by Bronze Member on Sep. 29, 2013 at 12:19 AM

The people near us are friendly, but there are some assholes down the street who harass our pets.

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