~HiStory of the Front PorCH~
"Porches are as synonymous with American culture as apple pie. While not unknown in colonial times, they rose to nationwide popularity in the decades before the Civil War, and remained in fashion for almost one hundred years. Ironically, the very social and technological forces that made them both popular and possible were eventually responsible for their decline." -- from Kahn, Preserving Porches
"Nobody thought much about the front porch when most Americans had them and used them. The great American front porch was just there, open and sociable, an unassigned part of the house that belonged to everyone and no one, a place for family and friends to pass the time."
One of the main things that I loved about our home was having a front porch. We spend a lot of time on our rockers come Spring and Summer. We love to watch the kids play, and hear all the sounds of nature....my husband enjoys a cold beer and relaxes. He gave me permission to post this pic, so it's all good, he won't be mad! Hope you enjoyed your SOuthern Front porch lesson. DO you have a front porch? Do you enjoy it?
Conversation:("Listen I am in a serious meeting here", you have your people contact my people ASAP!
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