I recall a time with the new families that moved into a new neighborhood, there was a 'Welcome Wagon'. People would officially welcome you and they would bring you gifts of baking and lists of who your neighbors were and where the laundry mat and grocery store and dry cleaners were etc. Sometimes several neighbors would bring casseroles till you got settled in, sometimes you received a small box of grocery staples. Whatever form it took, the intent was to help the 'newbies' to feel welcome and at home. If that is something that still is carried on, it should never stop. People lose a lot when they don't get an opportunity to interact with those who live in their vicinity. I work in sales in a department store and one of the mandates of the store is to greet everybody that is within your immediate area within the first 5 seconds that you see them. Of course that means that one person can be said "Hello" to as many as 15 to 20 times after they have taken as many steps into the store. Overkill, for sure. But I know that I have been in retail outlets that have neither acknowledged me or cared whether I was there or not. I leave disgruntled and determined to not to set foot in there again. People need to be recognized and that is what I shall do now for the most recent followers. I'd like to extend a warm Sudio E welcome to Lisa Marie, Wyrna, Quanita, Rosa, Am, Terefer and Janet. I'm sorry that I don't have any cake to offer, because I ate it all, but I can direct any of you to the dry cleaners! Thanks for being here.