Behind the Hedge

This has been the busiest summer on record for the Meyer Family. There are lots of reasons why: college classes but no driver’s license, music making, summer camp, an open door for visitors… So I suppose I have an excuse for not saying hello to the family who has moved into the house behind the hedge. For many years this house, after an expensive and lovely remodel, has stood empty. My big kids got a tour through it once, and that sold them–they fell in love with the place. It has a sweet, fairy tale feel, but the owners live elsewhere and all we saw for months and years were the gardeners.

But squeals from the backyard, little folk riding scooters up and down the driveway, real people inhabiting the place?!

After two months of squeals and inhabitants I finally made my way to their front door with a ring of rosemary rolls. But even with one car in the driveway and one on the street, no one answered.

So, instead, I asked a woman who happened to be traveling down our road if she wanted the bread and she said, yes. So off drove my rosemary rolls with someone other than the intended. That happens in this business, doesn’t it?!!!

Now that I’ve made one effort, I won’t be stopped. I’ll be baking again, and here’s to hoping that someone will come to the front door, that I’ll finally welcome our neighbors as I should have two months ago.

Cheer me on, would you?

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6 thoughts on “Behind the Hedge

  1. Cheering you on Jane! I’m curious about that house, now.
    Report on sourdough: first week flop, second week pancakes and a loaf, third week a cinnamon raisin swirl that didn’t have enough cinnamon but came out great. I’ll keep working on it! Thanks.
    Oh, and Ravinia had a thick slice of that swirl in the car to give to someone on the side of the road but we haven’t seen anyone since she packed it. Some days are like that.

    • Beth–fun to hear that you’re still fiddling with the sourdough–and here it is summer–just think how good the bread will taste come fall, then winter?!

      Yep, some days the giving isn’t as easy as others. But it’s always good for our hearts to try! Go, Ravinia!

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  3. Three cheers to you Jane! We’ve had some pretty stale neighbors in our new area. Maybe you should move to our neighborhood! Ha! Now that would be an interested trade. . .

  4. Be persistent. Maybe they’re shy. If you hear children behind the hedge, that’s a good indication someone is at home. 🙂

  5. Dearest Jane,
    “Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.” ~Henri Wadsworth Longfellow~

    “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” ~Robert Collier~

    “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” ~Babe Ruth~

    Keep on Keepin’ on. You may find gold over the rainbow! A good neighbor is worth a million. You will meet them and will definetly win them over with your most delicious and loving goodies, your smile and personality!
    We’re cheering you on all the way from Pittsburgh, PA!
    GO JANE!
    Let us know how it all works out….
    Love,
    Kh. Tammy

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