I started to mow yesterday – and I have always mowed my two neighbors lawns.
He came out and I shut the mower down.
I have know him for almost 14 years
He has been going through hard times the last three years.
You see – Dexter has Cancer – he is young – early 40’s.
He sometimes rides his bike on the same trails as we walk.
He told me Susie had told him we sold our house.
Susie lives between us and I mow her lawn also.
He said it is hard to believe that soon there will be
No more Sherry and Tom – to talk to.
He has gone through a bone marrow transplant.
He is in pain a lot of times now with his back.
He has not worked in three years and is on total disability.
We sometimes send food over – he does not have much and is on a limited income.
He has always watched our home when we are away –
carefully attending the Tower Gardens.
Even before he became ill and the Chemo has eaten away at him
We would talk on the front porch or stand and talk out front
He has our code to the garage door
when we are away he checks and makes sure everything is okay
I started doing that after we had gone away
and had a major water leak that destroyed
our first level wood floors – causing us to replace 800 some feet
because we could no longer match the thickness.
Dexter is my friend – trusted neighbor – we talk
we laugh – I help him out –
Dexter is African – American.
DEXTER IS MY NEIGHBOR & FRIEND
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Going to miss him.
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