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Sorrow turns to joy when singing neighbor comes home

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Truth be told, I felt terrible about the vacant real estate just behind our house.

  Tom Houlihan

For weeks, we had watched our prospective neighbors as they tidied up the structure just to the south, and carried out little improvements.“They’re really hard workers,” I’d tell my wife Patty. “They’re very well behaved. And I love it when they sing.”Then … they were gone. Patty and . . .

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