A front porch isn’t just a way to get to the front door ~ no ma’am it’s a Southern tradition we cherish here in the South. It is a place where we sit and feel the cool breezes in both the Springtime and the Fall. Where we sit and watch our children play in the yard, and listen to the birds sing as they happily build there nest for each Spring.
A place where people fall in love ~ where that daughter tells her parents she is going to be a Mother for the first time. A place where secrets are told ~ keep and taken to the grave. Where Southern recipes are discussed, and shared.
Laughter is generated there ~ as well tears at times. As a kid my Mother friends would gather on our porch and drink their sweet iced tea ~ and talk about all the ironing and canning they had done, that was about all us kids got to hear then we were sent off the porch to play. A porch is a tradition for us here for so many reasons. We have weather that allows us to be out many months in the year on that porch chatting ~ reading ~ laughing ~ and as I said sometimes crying. But~ I love a porch and have one here on my home. Many of my friends gather here ~ and we too chat ~ share secrets ~ and take them serious.
We are just carrying on a family tradition with our “Porch” that’s why we love them, all the memories in our lifetime ~ so many on the porch. So, if you didn’t know why we loved our porches so, now you do.. Not only that but they do add that certain curb appeal still today ~ that we Southern folk love so much here in the South.