Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, or Do They Hurt Kids?

Aaron J. Anderson
8 min readMar 24, 2021

“Good fences make good neighbors.” Robert Frost reminds us of his neighbor’s long-held family belief in his famous poem Mending Wall. Every year the tradition stands; Frost and his neighbor walk the property line rebuilding the ancient fence at spring mending-time.

“Why do they make good neighbors,” Frost asks his neighbor. “Aren’t your pine trees and my apple trees…