What are the essentials of life?
Food, water, shelter . . . ? Neighbors, according to a little girl answering this question in children’s church.
Being raised a city child is to grow up with neighbors. You can’t help but be aware of those people living 20 feet from your side porch or straight across the street from your front door. But we not only knew who our neighbors were then, we actually were friends with them . . . some lifelong, like-family friends.