As a child I grew up in a time when you did not have to lock your doors at night, or when we left to go to "town".
If was in the time when neighbors would drop by. No phone calls to ask, no appointments. You see these were the days of sitting on the front porch and "hailing" all who passed by. Come set a spell and talk to us was a common saying. Set we did.
As a child I spent allot of time out side. In our house the T.V. was only turned on when an adult did.
Most Summer nights found us setting on our huge wrap around front porch sipping ice tea. Or swing in one of our two large porch swings. We would set there until time for bed. Some times we would run about or yard playing games. These were the the days of freeze tag, hiding go seek, Simon says. What fun we had!!! I can still hear the giggles and laughter of my sisters and my little brother. I so miss those times and my brother!! Other nights would find us chasing lighting bugs. There was so much fun.
During the day we would still run about our yard. Our Mother and Grandmother had a wringer washer. On wash days you would fine the clothes lines drooping with the load of laundry. I could not wait for bed time on these days. I so love the feel and smell of fresh sheets dried on the line.
To be continued-------