La Grange resident embarks on block-party tradition, publishing project
LA GRANGE – Sally Binks moved into her in-laws’ old home in the 500 block of Ashland Avenue shortly after her husband and mother-in-law died in 2009.
The next year, she had hip replacement surgery and was confined to the house for about three months. The farthest she could go was her front porch. There were many times she could have used a hand from a neighbor – or simply someone to talk to – but many people on her block didn’t know she had just had surgery.
“When you’re stuck in a house by yourself, you’re kind of like, ‘Why isn’t anyone calling on me? Why isn’t anyone checking on me?’” Binks said. “It’s kind of crazy, but that’s where your mind goes when you’re isolated.”
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