Views of the Neighborhood – Morale Boosters

There is a street here in Lakeway where the residents decided to give themselves and anyone who drove by some encouragement during this pandemic. The signs are the creation of John and Marilee Eitel in an effort to lift spirits during the quarantine.  This idea was born in Rollingwood here in Travis county. Here is the story in Astonia magazine. The proceeds of the sale of the signs go to the Flatwater Foundation a group that provides mental health services to families impacted by a cancer diagnosis.

Good advice from MC Hammer. Even a remodel got involved.

Views of the Neighborhood

The Beastie Boys have the right idea.

Famous words of Matthew McConaughey, an Austin resident.

Travis Scott is represented.

We share Willie Nelson’s wish.

The Police were clairvoyant.

Thank you, Billy Idol.

The Talking Heads said a lot.

A good summary by The Beatles.

You can almost hear those steel drums of Bob Marley.

I think The Little Mermaid says it well.

I hope you enjoyed the walk and the spirit of this neighborhood.

61 comments

  1. Very clever!

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. I thought so too.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    This is so ingenious! Hats off to the Eitels and to you, John, for sharing. Thank you! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😁

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  3. Clever and unexpected!

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    1. Think of driving by their houses. Quite unexpected.

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      1. As I flipped through the photos, I was imagining coming upon them while driving past.

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      2. Would make your day, Right? 😊

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      3. Yes, it would!

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  4. Good pictures and good signs, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  5. I love this! What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing, John. Enjoy your Sunday!

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    1. I hope you enjoy your Sunday as well, Jill. Thank you.

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  6. Nice neighbourhood, John.

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    1. Thanks, Keith. 😊

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  7. These are great signs, John. A terrific view of the neighborhood.

    Take care and please stay well.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. My advice to you is the same. 😁

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    1. Thank you, Charles. 😊

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  8. I love how unified your community is. I could just see me trying to get this place united on anything outside of drinking by the pool. (not that there’s anything wrong with that, haha).

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    1. Hahaha. This is a fairly compact community with shared values. I mean 11,000 people and five golf courses sorta does that. Thanks for the laugh, GP.

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  9. Smiling again this morning- thank you!

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    1. Love to hear that, Beck. Thank you. 😊

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  10. So clever…nice to see this trying situation met with humor and compassion…

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    1. I’m always surprised by the sense of community here. Thank you, Lori.

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  11. I enjoyed it very much, John. I especially enjoyed seeing the architecture of the homes, which is quite different from what we typically see here. The fourth one really picks up the Spanish influence. Nice to see that folks are sticking together and doing something positive for charity!

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    1. thank you, Debbie. We have a number of different styles of homes here. Thanks for coming along.

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  12. I was looking for the sign that says Lemonade and Beer Stand opens at noon.

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    1. It is around the corner, John. A little further

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  13. What a whimsical and fun thing to do. Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. I know right? Was fun to see too. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. No doubt! You really moved to a fun neighbourhood, John.

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      2. Yes. I think we lucked out.

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  14. The signs are a great idea, John. We all need some upliftment right now. South Africa has been closed for weeks with no infections and now that we have 2 000 new infections a day, business is reopening tomorrow. It’s a mad, mad world.

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    1. It has gone mad, Robbie. I’m going to stay out of it for a while.

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  15. That’s awesome!

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    1. Thank you, Mark

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  16. I love the community’s sense of humor! Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I had to laugh along with them as well.

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  17. What a charming glimpse of positive thinking, dear John! Well-done!

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    1. Yes it is, Maria. Thank you.

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  18. Oh, I love this. What a wonderful, uplifting, fun post!

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    1. Thak you, Mae. I thought the same thing.

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  19. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I love the messages:)

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    1. Me too, Denise. Thank you.

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  20. These are wonderful!

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  21. These are fun, and well said! I like the Little Mermaid’s a lot. 😀

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    1. I did too, Deborah. Thank you.

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  22. I love those. Thanks for sharing them, John.

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    1. Glad you liked them. Thanks, Craig

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  23. There’s nothing better than music to boost morale. What a great display. It must have put a big smile on your face.

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    1. This was a definate mood lifter. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  24. Gotta love the ingenuity.

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  25. I love this! What a great idea! The signs are fabulous reminders to be safe, not to worry, to be happy! Some days the news can dash our happy thoughts.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle.

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  26. What a wonderful wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing, John 😊

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    1. 😁 Thak you, Harmony.

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