I'm still keeping my distance from some of the neighbors. Although, I have found that I have more supporters out here than I thought.
In an interesting turn, I found out that many of my neighbors have had problems with Holier-Than-Thou Neighbor. Many. In fact, while she was talking to me a THIRD time, another neighbor stood nearby rolling her eyes at everything she said making it hard for me not to laugh. As I thought more about it, I remembered time after time when Holier-Than-Thou told me about the "bad behavior" of the other neighborhood children. How originally her boys had been blamed for something, but she really knew it was another child's fault. Because, of course, her boys would never act like that. How a completely different neighbor needed to get control of their son because he was wild, and it was affecting her daughter. Since she had been nice to me at first, when the others didn't seem so open, I believed her account of events. Now, I am pretty sure it was the same situation as with Jill. I should have known, really. I stand at that bus stop and watch the kids interact. I see her three run wild, out-of-control, never responding to the multiple commands that they stop whatever it was they were doing, and, of course, never really being made to stop. No other child was allowed to do behave the way these three do. I should have known.