A place to gather and slow your life down to the speed of an rocking chair.
Or maybe swing your cares away on the front porch swing.
When I was a little girl, the front porch was used often, and it was apart of our lives. We didn't have AC when I was younger and after a hot day of cooking, cleaning, canning and working in the garden the front porch was much cooler than the house was.
We would sit out there hoping for a cool breeze to come by to cool us off.
It was a place to simply enjoy the slow life of rocking or swinging on the front porch.
Our grandparents loved sitting in the front yard each evening. They enjoyed watching
folks drive by, because back then you knew your neighbors.
Neighbors always dropped in to visited with our grandparents, it was a time of sharing the latest
news or events that would fill the evening because no one had a phone. It was a time to share stories from the good old days. All the children who played near by would stop to listen to the stories.
We have come a long ways from these simpler times of just
dropping in and visiting on the front porch.