It looks like spring has finally found its way to Maryland. The sun is shining, the bulbs are up, and the temperature has finally escaped the 40's and 50's. And just in time as well - one of the neighbors is having their annual Easter Egg hunt this morning. It's a huge thing - separate hunts for toddlers and older kids. A huge spread of bagels, donuts, and coffee. Just a neighborhood event, but very nifty - something everyone looks forward to.
The people who throw it remind me of a personality type discussed in "The Tipping Point". Most of us have a circle of friends and business associates. Then there are the people who seem to know everyone, and be involved in everything - school activities, boy scouts/girl scouts, neighborhood activities, the works. If you start talking to them about something, they will likely have a recommendation for the person you should be talking to about it. In short, they are some of the glue that make a neighborhood a community.
So I'll be off to this year's bash soon, with my daughter. The local cache of chocolate will certainly be renewed.