Wednesday, September 8, 2010
American Porch Culture
I was reading recently about the differences between American homes and English homes and it was the front porch, or lack thereof on English architecture. The front porch was essential in early American homes, before air conditioning.
The story said that front porch culture isn't what it once was, with homes having air conditioning and other distractions to draw us inside the house. I'm happy that here in the south, the front porch is still alive and well!
Anyone want to join me for an ice cold glass of lemonade and swap stories on the porch for a while?
(this great old porch can be found at the Johnson Farm, Peaks of Otter)