The Reinys. My
parents are flanked by the most wonderful set of neighbors. To the south sits Bruno and Lillian
Reinys. Neighbors now for well over 30
years, they have watched each other start families and witness their children
starting careers and families of their own.
Lill is a Canadian transplant, avid reader and beloved retired
teacher. Her husband Bruno is from Lithuania,
retired from Boeing and an avid cyclist, climber and hiker. The two of them have contributed immeasurably
to the good-vibe nature of Newport Woods.
They raised three amazing kids (Katherine mentioned in an earlier penny
post), participated heavily in the community and known to make meals when
someone wasn’t feeling well nearby. If
we could all have amazing neighbors like this, the world would be a better
place. On a recent outing to my parents
house for dinner a little penny care package was awaiting from Lill &
Bruno. Each of us has a unique history
that includes people who come into our lives and have a small or large
part. This penny collection from people
who have touched me personally and that being somehow connected to the business
I create continues to move and inspire me.
By the nature of busy lives and distance between us, Lill and Bruno are
people I do not get to see very often but shared fondness knows no boundaries I