Tuesday, January 18, 2011
It is a group of people who still help each other. I know whenever our family has been touched by serious illness or death, the neighbors have rallied behind us. A few are always on hand if we have a last minute emergency to come over and watch Mom for a few hours etc.
This morning as I sat down with my morning coffee and the newspaper I read a story that sickened me. A 66 year old woman from Toronto with dementia wandered outside in the night and eventually was found dead in a driveway. You can read the story here.
This alone is sad, however reports say that neighbors heard her screams and nobody - not one person - called 911 or even bothered to investigate on their own. I find this so disturbing. I cannot imagine the grief that her family is feeling right now. And also I cannot imagine how these neighbors must be feeling.
Do you know your neighbors?