He would stand over the fence, in the Won’t you be my neighbor shirt, when he knew we were in there, and I would cuddle my nine-year-old sister close. Because she would cry from fear, staring hatefully at the doors wishing I could go out there and beat the hell out of him for it. He followed my sister when she went to mum’s best friend’s house who had two daughters close enough to my sister’s age, so they slept over a lot. When everyone was asleep that night, he stole my sister’s swimsuit off the clothesline outside and put it in the rubbish bin.
Won’t you be my neighbor shirt, hoodie, sweater and v-neck t-shirt
Best Won’t you be my neighbor shirt
Another time when mum was thereafter we moved to a Won’t you be my neighbor shirt, he broke into the car, to steal the mail that was in the car to get our new address from it. Another time, he disabled something in the car so my mum would be late to pick me up from Cadets that night, leaving me alone at 8pm in the dark across town from home, until mum sent a friend to pick me up. He started smoking outside mum’s window at night, just so she’d know he was there. He’d flip the breakers so we’d have to turn them back on.