Conversations with Mrs. L - An Introduction

orange orchard
These conversations are landmarks in my life. About a year ago, I lived in the West Coast, in a neighborhood canopied by lush orange trees and avocado trees. The place used to be an orchard. So this street that I lived on ended in a cul-de-sac. Every now and then, I would take a walk, talking on the phone; and I would end up at the cul-de-sac so I had to turn around and continue walking. As I was walking back, I would always pass this cute, gated house on my right. You could totally see the tiny front yard behind the gates, decorated with trimmed shrubberies. Next to it was the driveway, with the garage door opened practically everyday during the day. The atmosphere was so welcoming but at the same time, I was somewhat hesitant to visit and introduce myself to this neighbor of mine (she had been the longest occupant of that neighborhood) because I had never met a person whose age was four times older than mine.

Actually this neighbor of mine knew my maternal grandmother from before but she didn't know that I lived in her neighborhood. Long story short, when I saw her outside her house one day, straightening another neighbor's garbage bin so that the garbage truck could pick it up more easily, I decided to say hi and told her that I was so-and-so's granddaughter. She was very happy to see me... 

(to be continued, click here for Meeting Mrs. L


  1. I'm excited to read the rest of this... :)

  2. :) I'm glad, I was wondering whether I should continue this post or not.


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