Earlier in this short month, our closest Dutch neighbor passed away due to cancer. A. had only reached his 76th birthday two days before his death. We will miss his kind wave as on our way to our Beltway apartment we pass his kitchen window.
And then yesterday morning early we received the sad news that our farthest neighbor on our street here in the US had passed away. I am still not sure what caused T.'s death, but I am reasonably sure he was younger than I am.
Two "young" men that we called our neighbors are now only in our thoughts and memories. May they both rest in peace.
And their loving wives will live on to help us all remember the good times we enjoyed being neighborly.