Happy Birthday Mozart

Happy 250th Birthday Mozart. I was going to write some sort of informative blurb here but I forgot about it earlier and at the moment have no interest. My loss I’m sure. I like his movie, Amadeus and his Kugeln. (Jesus Christ, I wanted to link Kugeln just in case you didn’t know what I’m talking about {delicious candy treat} but I got about 100 links that want you to buy some shite. Commerce and information do not belong on the same highway.)

I found out why the rose bushes that divide our front lawn from our neighbors have been ignored for the past 2 years: they thought they were ours.

As soon as she said it I realized I should have figured that out. I guess I should back up. There are about 8 rose bushes in a narrow dirt plot that divides our front yard from the house next door. When we bought the house I asked about it and the realtors said it was theirs and sure enough, our neighbor Lorraine took care of the roses.

Then she sold the house and it became a rental and new neighbors moved in and being the anti-social person that I am, I only learned the man’s name when he dropped off our netflix that had been mis-delivered and I learned the woman’s name today, while they are in the process of moving out. Go team.

The roses have been 100% neglected since Lorraine left and I decided I couldn’t bear to watch this another year so I’d just buck up and take care of them myself. But as I was hacking away at them, it occurred to me that perhaps I should have at least asked first and paranoid visions of lawsuits passed through my mind, like maybe these roses were abandoned as part of an important NASA science project and there would be untold damages by my clippers.

As I was in the middle of it, the woman drove up so I went right over for the first time in 2 years and introduced myself and expressed my hope that they wouldn’t mind that I’d adopted their roses as a personal project.

“Oh,” she said, “When we moved in we were told they were yours.”

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