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Porch sittin and Curb sittin
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Vic in Kenefick    Posted 02-01-2004 at 06:30:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where I grew up and where I still live we don't have curbs but I learned early on in life the simplicity and importantance of porch sittin or as we sometimes called it porch welling and that was only if you had some car seats or a sofa on your porch. About a year or so ago I was working in Baytown and they got curbs and sidewalks. Well this feller at the unemployment office did not want to talk inside the office. He wanted to go out and sit on the curb to do our talking. He was an older feller sorta like me so I went down stairs with him and we sat on the curb and smoked some cigs and talked about his problems and how he was gonna find some work.

Guess them city folks do the same thing we do but have to use different methods.

BOSS    Posted 02-01-2004 at 11:29:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
You would love my porch. It wraps around 3 sides of the house and it is covered. It is 10ft X 160 ft long.
When we moved in, we put all of our old livingroom furniture out there because we bought new for inside. EVERYBODY would come over and just sit.

Well the mice got to all the furniture the first winter, so now I make a few new wood pieces every year.

Rickstir    Posted 02-01-2004 at 09:48:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I heard a report once that said sitting on the front porch was popular because people had out house that smelled pretty bad in the back yard. It was a status symbol if you had the newfangeled "indoor" plumbing you would no longer sit on the front porch.

40 years ago in the Italian neighborhood of St. Louis that I lived in, you could walk up the block and continuously hear the Cardinals on the radios being played on the front porches. Ah the good old days.....

Alias    Posted 02-01-2004 at 09:57:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Front porch for sitting and watching the world go by.
Out back for reading sears and roebuck catalog

~Lenore    Posted 02-01-2004 at 08:31:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Makes me think of a fellow I know.
Sounds like WM to me. ;-)

KellyGa    Posted 02-01-2004 at 08:25:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I love porch sittin'. Especially in the summer. My husband likes to go out and sit and read a book when it's raining. If you love outdoors, then you love porch sittin'. We didn't have curbs either.

deadcarp    Posted 02-01-2004 at 08:55:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup, my least vulnerable position cuz it puts things in perspective - shrinks the world's problems down to the size of my boot - lean back coffee in hand and find a place to prop one foot - now what were we talking about? :)

Pitch    Posted 02-01-2004 at 10:54:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Around here we have porch company and livin room company. Porch (or Kitchen) company are good friends and family that go on the porch. Other folks need the more formal livin room.

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