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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Porch culture

With yesterday's blast of warm weather, there's not much doubt that it's spring. Time to clean up the yard, tune up the mower and repaint the wicker porch furniture.

I miss my front porch in the winter. I've always thought front porch culture was one of the best things about Springfield neighborhoods - they're just more social than patios or decks in the back yard. And for all the talk about crime in the city, the amount of furniture left out on porches in my neighborhood is pretty impressive (aside from the local political figure who chains hers).

So here's looking forward summer, before it gets hot enough to change my mind: a cool drink on a warm afternoon from the comfort of a tag sale chair on the porch, church bells and salsa music wafting over from the next block. Heaven.

Posted by emfoley at April 20, 2004 12:28 PM